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Bournville cross stitch club

Start your own cross stitch club

Stitching clubs are great places to make friends, try new techniques and pick up top tips. If there isn't one near you, why not start your own? Here's how...

Peter Firmin charts to Hannah Bellis

The Story behind Bagpuss

The World of Cross Stitching issue 149 featured a special cross stitch of Bagpuss, and Hannah Bellis caught up with his co-creator, Peter Firmin to learn the story behind everyone's favourite saggy cloth cat

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!

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