Cross Stitch

If you enjoy cross stitch, you’ve come to the right place! In addition to having the biggest range of cross stitch kits, charts and books in the UK, we also have lots of free tips, techniques, ideas and ebooks to help you on your way. With downloadable cross stitch patterns and the top trending cross stitch kits – we have everything covered for the avid cross stitcher and needlecrafter.

4th July Card

Fourth July Celebration Card | Free Cross Stitch Chart

This week for our Freebie Friday we have something special for our American Friends. A Fourth of July cross stitch card. Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4th,…

Trend Alert! Cross Stitch on Crochet

Why use one craft in a project, when you can use two crafts together? Cross stitch on crochet has been showing up more and more in our timeline recently and the results are outstanding. Adding a cross stitch motif to your crochet pattern can add that extra special detail, whether you stitch initials on a…

lanterns Plastic Canvas

How to Cross Stitch on Plastic Canvas | Lucie Heaton

We are thrilled to have Lucie Heaton teaching at our Craft Sanctuary event again this October. Recently nominated for Cross Stitch Designer of the Year, Lucie loves to create designs that crafters will be compelled to stitch. In her workshop, guests will be able to stitch a pretty lantern onto plastic canvas. Here, Lucie Heaton…

Magical Cross Stitch Kits That Are Spellbinding

20 years ago today Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released. Since then, Potter fandom has taken over the craft community and the world! To celebrate such a momentous occasion and my love for Harry Potter, I wanted to share my favourite magical cross stitch kits we have to offer. 1 Shannons Magic Chart Book Doesn’t she…

Genevieve Brading Tells Us Why She Loves The Craft Sanctuary

We are so excited to have Genevieve from Floss & Mischief teaching out the Craft Sanctuary again. You all loved her before, so of course, we asked her to come back! Here, she tells us why she loved her time stitching with you all. I’d never been to a stitching retreat so didn’t quite know…

Tweet Tweet! Our Top Ten Cross Stitch Birds

Nothing makes me happier than listening to the birds as they sing along in the morning. If you enjoy their callings and you’re a bird lover too then these cross-stitch Birds are the ideal kits for you. Here are my favourite bird scenes on my wish list. 1 Searching Seagull This seagull is scouring its surroundings…

Peony Cross Stitch | Free Pattern

The Peony is a traditional symbol of wealth and prosperity in the Far East. Stitch this beautiful flower and turn it into a trinket box, mirror top or pincushion to admire daily. Originally, peonies were costly and confined to the possession of the elite, so were quickly associated with wealth. If you could afford a…