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Special offer from Willow Fabrics

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Trim perforated paper easily

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

CrossStitcher leaves Dennis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!