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Special offer from Willow Fabrics

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Stuck indoors? You need an emergency stitching pack! Find this offer here

Trim perforated paper easily

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Trimming perforated paper can be tricky, you want to make it look neat but...

CrossStitcher leaves Dennis

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CrossStitcher has found a new home in the Warners craft portfolio, after nearly 4 years at Dennis. Production of the magazine stays...
Pretty bracelet

Easy Aida Band Bracelet

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Susan Penny shows you how to make this pretty cross stitched ice cream bracelet with simple chart and instructions, first choose your...

New home for Willow

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No-one will be more surprised than us that we are the new owners of a famous name in the needlecraft world. Willow Fabrics is...

Editor’s Monday Quick Make

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Make these great little presents with Susan Penny. Finding nice stocking fillers without spending a fortune can be difficult, so I set about designing a...

Back in the saddle

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After more than 20 years away, we are surprised to be at the helm of Cross Stitcher once again - it's now...
Make some sweet Plum Chutney

Perfect Plum Chutney

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I really enjoy eating left-overs on Boxing Day. After the run-up to Christmas and then cooking for the big day itself, somehow a chance...
Sailboat napkins and straw toppers

Sailboat Straw Toppers and Napkin Rings

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I am pleased we are having better weather this week, as having purchased these lovely sailboat napkins earlier in the summer, and with my...

More inspiration & ideas

Simple beaded key rings

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So end of term falls on deadline, what does a busy mum do? I needed to shop for teacher’s presents and had no time...

Sailing Boat Hearts

Flags not Flowers!