Creative Cross Stitch - XStitch Magazine Issue 26

Creative Cross Stitch | XStitch Issue 26

Looking for creative cross stitch? Welcome to XStitch Issue 26, our sixth Mixtape issue!

We pride ourselves on bringing you the most creative designs you can stitch, and this issue is no exception.

We’ve got cats, pickles, ghouls, cars, fairies, goats and more. Embrace the joy of stitching by picking one of these designs today!

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Karen Seelig – Explore Your Imagination

Kate Spiridonova – Wail Mail

Leah Emery – I’d Rather Be

Lord Libidan – Can You Stitch It

MarinDeauDouce88 – Bit of a Pickle

MiloMiniByXenia – Magic of the Fairy Tales

Niki McDonald – Cup of Ti

PXLCRS – Low Rider

Romy’s Creations – That’s Amore

SmartCrossStitch – Flaminghouls

Spooky Stitching – Toe Jam

The Manly Art of Cross Stitch – Black Sabbath

The Stitch of the Union survey

Designer Discourse: Marina Bolmini

Book Review: Cross Stitch with Cattitude by Emma Congdon

The Libidan Lecture

Tooled Up

XStitchers of Instagram: Sonova Stitch

XStitcher of the Month: Grainne Redmond

Technique Pages


Charts in two formats for ease of use

Interactive links to our designers

Collaborative YouTube playlist

At XStitch, we work with more talented designers than any other magazine to give you the best variety in modern cross stitch.

We want you to enjoy stitching, and be proud to share your crafting skills with the world.

XStitch is an interactive PDF magazine which can be read using most devices. It contains clickable links to our designers, some of which are affiliate links, as well as links to our collaborative YouTube playlist and other helpful content.

When you buy our digital issues, you will get two versions of the magazine:

> One with double page spreads for the best reading experience.

> One with single page spreads that can be used with the Pattern Keeper app.

Each chart is offered in two formats – Symbols and Colour Blocks, and Symbols Only – so that you can use the one that works best for you.

Our charts use letters and numbers, rather than symbols, so you can follow them with ease. You can print out pages to follow if you like!

The legend for each pattern tells you the size, how many threads, and a fabric suggestion.

Your account will have a download section, so please make sure to set up an account.

If you need answers to other questions, please visit our FAQ page.

Quick shout-out to our advertisers, who we have picked because we think you’ll appreciate them.

Hit the links to get their products:

Zweigart – the OG of Cross Stitch Fabric Makers (they literally invented aida!).

Lowery Workstands – the only stand you’ll ever need to hold your work.

Fabric Flair – the Kings of Custom Cross Stitch Fabric.

Maydel – one of the easiest places to get your threads!

And don’t forget to visit MrXStitch for the best in modern needlework,
and listen to NeedleXChange, your new favourite art podcast!