Perfect for every green-fingered gardener, this dreamy set will ensure that all of your outdoor jobs are done in time. Plus, the extra-special seed packets would make a superb gift. Use cross-stitch techniques combined with papercraft to make this summery pairing. You could even make the seed packets from old book pages or from brown parcel paper for a more rustic look, or why not stitch seed beads onto the flower centres for extra texture.Download now »
Are you a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes or know someone who is? We’ve got a cross-stitch pattern of the famous sleuth to download, which is from Benedict Cumberstitch by Colleen Carrington (Kyle Books, £9.99). For more information about this book visitDownload now »
Inspired by bohemian patterns and colours, this beautiful cross-stitched stationery set is a must make for the work room!
Keeping your crafty bits organised is, unfortunately, critical. A creative mind may thrive on chaos, but working in a mess always ends in tears! Spring cleaning definitely isn’t fun, so why not put your favourite hobby to a practical use and cross-stitch this gorgeous set for the table top! The delightfully spirited designs will brighten your crafty corner, making the normally daunting task of tidying all those loose pens and tools a real joy. Every crafter worth her salt knows that an ideas notebook for their handbag is an essential piece of kit, so ensure the inspiration keeps flowing with a custom-made cover. A pretty bookmark completes the set, and what better way to save the pages of all those CB projects you’re planning to whip up?Download now »
Curl up on a cold evening to enjoy these fun cross-stitch makes
This project is a fun and pretty way to enhance your dining table for a special occasion. Either follow our design exactly, or have fun adapting it to match existing table decorations. Providing a menu allows guests to enjoy reading what culinary delights are to come while sipping their aperitifs! The little pudding motifs were inspired by the tall, decorative displays that the Victorians loved to use taking the retro craze back to another century!Download now »
Heart of gold
If you sing-along to Wham’s song ‘Last Christmas’ every year then you’ll know, giving your heart away is a risky business! If you want to play it safe this time around, have a go at this gorgeous ensemble. These sweet cross stitched designs really embody the magic of this season, making them the perfect way to spread winter wishes. Just grab some textured card in traditionally festive colours, add ribbon, beads, and greetings, and assemble with the ever useful 3-D foam pads and some double-sided tape. The result is a look that is ideal for both your nearest and dearest, and that special someone too - so what are you waiting for!
Show someone you really care this month by making sentiment cards the cross stitch way!Download now »
These timeless cross stitch designs would make a lovely gift for a keen gardener
The wonderful thing about growing vegetables, apart from the end results, is the process involved and all the interesting bits and pieces you collect along the way. Inspired by the recipe scrapbooks that have become popular recently, this cross stitched album is perfect for treasuring all those clippings, photos and seed packets that accumulate over the season. Gardening is also a subject that offers plenty of opportunity for journalling, so make sure to leave plenty of room for jotting down plans, tips, and keeping records of what flourishes.Download now »
Combine patchwork with cross-stitch for a touch of crafty home style
A plain-coloured sofa, whilst elegant, can often benefit from a little jazzing up. Shop-bought cushions or throws would do the job, but why spend money when you can craft something yourself? Helen Philipps’ gorgeous patchwork cushion would instantly introduce a splash of colour to any living room, and it has the added benefits of showing your friends just how creative you are!Download now »
Follow Helen Philipps’ steps to stitch a beautifully handcrafted gift to give to a friend or loved one
This gorgeous shabby chic decorated heart can be made especially for Valentine’s Day or at any time of year to give to the one you love. You can have fun embellishing it, using up odd bits of fabric, cross-stitching a tiny rose and adding a selection of buttons, ribbons and sequins. Minimum effort but maximum impact: the ideal situation!Download now »
Use the traditional art of cross-stitch to liven up your Christmas greetings. Corinne Bradd shows how to display stitched motifs for maximum effect, incoporating funky metallic shades and handy tips to help you get started.Watch video »