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Craft for Mind

Stitch to support a mental health campaign

The mental health charity Mind is calling on the nation’s crafters to inspire the general public to try their hand at crafting this Christmas.

Couples who craft together stay together

Three couples who not only share their lives together, but who also work and craft
as a duo too, tell us just how lucky they are...
 

Cross stitching large designs

Cross stitching large designs

Full of top tips, ideas and advice, refer to our handy A-Z whenever you’re tackling a large piece of stitching.

types of fabric

Fabric types

Handy guide to the different types of fabric you can stitch on

Using ribbon on cards

Make cross stitched cards look extra special in an instant with ribbon

A guide to products and techniques that add a little extra to your cards

A-Z of cross stitched cards

Here's your handy guide to products and techniques that add a little extra to your cards

Get creative with cross stitch

Get creative with cross stitch

Get creative with cross stitch - discover DIY embellishments, paints and dyed fabric and add a new dimension to your stitching

make the most of metallic threads

Make the most of metallic threads

If you fancy adding a hint of sparkle and a touch of luxury to your stitching, you need metallic threads – here's our essential guide to these sumptuous threads.

budget-busting tips

Stitching on a budget

Who says that stitching on a budget can’t be fun? Check out these purse-friendly ideas, designed to help, not hinder, your hobby!

how to prevent stitching disasters

Rescue remedies

We explore 10 common cross stitch calamities and explain how to fix or prevent them

artistic, cross, stitch

Top designers reveal what your choice of design says about you

Seven top cross stitch designers analyse and unravel your stitching choices, to see what they say about you as a person and a stitcher
 

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