Weekend Collection – baby boy cards


Did you spot last weekend’s free download of a pair of adorable charts for baby girls? This weekend you can complete the set with two sweet cards for baby boys! We particularly like the rocking horse, but any of the cards would do just as well for little boys or girls – just change the… Continue reading

Becs’ Pick – beautiful birds

Eva Rosenstand bird hanging

Today Cross Stitch Collection’s commissioning editor and all round stitching expert, Rebecca Bradshaw, tells us why she loves Eva Rosenstand’s bird hanging in Collection’s May 248 issue. “I’ve been a massive of Eva Rosenstand designs ever since I started cross stitching many, many moons ago. I always used to look at the designs and wonder if… Continue reading

Designer interview – Jenny Barton


If you’ve got Cross Stitch Collection’s May issue (in shops now!) you’ve probably spotted Scandic-chic rework kitchen motifs by designer Jenny Barton. Commissioning editor Rebecca Reid had a chat with Jenny to find out how the set of designs came together weekend workbox design for issue 248. RR: We love this mini-collection, Jenny! What do… Continue reading

Monday moodboard – pigs

Cute piggy cross stitch

We must say, we’ve noticed how fond you seem to be of our piggy card by Jenny Barton in the current issue of Cross Stitch Collection, so we took a quick look online to see what other cute oinkers are out there! Here are a few perky favourites. Pig Silhouette, Kattuna, Etsy Organza the Piglet,… Continue reading

Weekend Collection – baby girl cards

Baby girl card

Looking for a way to welcome a baby girl into the world? With the newest royal baby due within a couple of weeks, these gorgeous designs might be just the thing. Choose between an adorable baby carriage and a pair of sweet booties, or make the pair! They’re ideal for mounting onto cards, but would… Continue reading

Write to us!


Here at Cross Stitch Collection, we love hearing about your stitching experiences, looking at pics of your work, and finding out all the amazing stories behind the projects you do. That’s why we’d like more! Have you just finished a project you’re super proud of? Stuck in the middle of a WIP you just can’t finish?… Continue reading

Designer interview – Jacobus de Graaf

If you enjoyed our mini interview with designer Jacobus de Graaf this issue (issue 248, on sale now!), then we’ve got a treat for you! Jacob (as his friends call him!) took time out of his very busy schedule to have a natter with us about his favourite colour thread, and what he loves so… Continue reading

Subscribe to Cross Stitch Collection!


Our new issue is out now, and you can subscribe to Cross Stitch Collection so you’ll never miss a single project again – plus it’ll be delivered direct to your door! A subscription to Cross Stitch Collection magazine means you get 13 issues a year delivered to your home or tablet, but there are also fantastic… Continue reading

Weekend Collection – Easter gifts


Planning an Easter egg hunt for tomorrow? If so, why not stitch up one or two of these adorable bags by Angela Poole? There are three sweet designs to choose from – a bunny, a chick and a lamb. They each use fluffy threads that make them gorgeously tactile. We think they’d also make great… Continue reading

Free extra charts


If you’ve got the May issue of Cross Stitch Collection magazine, you’ll probably have spotted our Precious Notions project, the quartet of thimble pincushion pendants designed by Maria Diaz. What a pretty and practical idea! The butterfly and swallow designs are proving so popular, we though you might like an extra colourway for each of… Continue reading