Every issue is packed with the very best cross stitch designs, expert advice and in depth technical features, as well as product news, reader letters and stories, competitions and giveaways.
Meet our guests • Get to know this month’s reader panel, and look out for their favourite projects throughout the issue
Furry Tales • Collect a chart from the adorable Furry Tales® family, designed by Lucie Heaton
Your EXCLUSIVE gift! • Join your favourite Beatrix PotterTM characters to plan your crafty year ahead
Snowflakes & smiles • The SnowmanTM and James are the very best of friends and a timeless treat for this time of year
Your letters • We love to see what you’ve been stitching and hear your news, so send in your photos, letters and tips today!
Merry Stitchmas • With fun colours and quick to stitch, these versatile designs are a stitcher’s dream when the festive countdown is on!
With love at Christmas • This timeless ted is ready to carry all your warmest wishes to those you hold dearest in your heart
Our Best Buys • All the hottest cross stitch must-haves for your shopping list, plus an exclusive offer to make your pennies go further…
Wrap up warm • Get cosy this winter with our newest alphabet dressed up in colourful knitted hats, scarves, gloves and earmuffs
Ask the experts • Our panel of professionals are here to help you with your cross stitch dilemmas – however large or small
In the spotlight
Wishes granted • Request a design and our resident design expert, Jenny, might just chart it for you…
Friendly advice • We asked our Facebook fans for their best making-up and stitching finishing ideas – here’s what they said…
Design round-up • We’ve blessed you with a collection of angelic charts & kits to enjoy this season – they’re just heavenly!
Jiggling all the way • If the season gets you in the mood to boogie, make like these Christmas cuties and get your legs moving!
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Mix & match • SPREAD THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THESE CUSTOM MAKES
Faby’s masterclass • Discover new techniques every month with our resident stitching expert, Faby Reilly
Celebrate with us! • Join our special birthday party as we celebrate our 300th issue!
Star of wonder • Combine the frosty colours of a star-lit winter forest with a magical filigree stag prancing through the snow
Pet of the month • We know you’re huge fans of pets, so have us design a cross stitch of a beloved animal!
Polar express • Piled high with presents and seasonal cheer, this festive steam train is bringing Christmas right to you
Timeless traditions • Raise a toast to love, laughter and friendship with this nostalgic stitch packed with 1950s charm
Sing-along in stitches • Wow your family and friends every day of Christmas with this gorgeous carol-inspired sampler
Enter to win! • Each month we have four fab giveaways for readers with loads of prizes up for grabs
Santa’s helpers • Wake up to big smiles on Christmas morning with this one-of-a-kind cheery stocking
Stockists • Buy your basic stitching stash and products we’ve featured
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Back issues • Complete your collection with back issues of your favourite stitchy mag
Next month in THE WORLD OF Cross Stitching
How to… • Beginner? Follow Fiona’s guide to instant stitching success!
How to stitch • Tackle the basic stitches in our charts…
Jargon buster! • Use our A-Z of cross stitch to know what’s what…
Take a break! • Put down your needle and pick up a pen to...