We love this issue because the cover by Leah Emery is unlike anything that had ever gone before and really defines how XStitch is bucking the trend.

Let’s dive into the designs so you can get itching for some gorgeous green stitching!

FiddlesticksAU - Wild & Free

FiddlesticksAU opens the show with this wonderfully aspirational design that reminds us of the joys of the outdoors!

Filled with nostalgia, you can almost smell the fresh air – so stitch this up and you’ll bring the wilderness to your home in the best way!

Green Sampler by Ann's Orchard

Samplers are a great way of flexing your stitching skills and Ann’s Orchard provides you with a plethora of green icons to enjoy!

Why not spin these letters into bespoke phrases for people you love?

Climbing Goat Designs - Here Be Dragons

Climbing Goat Designs is back with this dynamic dragonfly design that brings the pond to life!

This really has a calming effect, and it’s a great design for the gardener in your life!

The Hawthorn Tree's Celtic Spiral design from Issue 4

The Hawthorn Tree is back with a design that can be as big or small as you like! It doesn’t even have to be in green!

Be careful you don’t lose yourself in her Celtic Spirals!

Jacquelyn Royal - It's Not Easy Being Green

Get your urban graffiti fix with this nifty design from Jacquelyn Royal.

Inspired by true street art, this green guy could be nice addition for your hipster art studio!

Stitchingland - Emerald City

We welcome Alyona StitchingLand to the XStitch Family with this issue and she’s channelling Wizard of Oz vibes with her Emerald City design!

You don’t just have to be a Friend of Dorothy to enjoy this pattern!

Teahouse Sashiko - Sashiko Sasa Kagome

This whitework design from Teahouse Sashiko is Japandi stylish and can be stitched in whatever colours match your zen space!

Otterly In XStitch's Live Slow design from Issue 4

If you’re a laid back type then this design by OtterlyInXStitches will appeal. It might take a while to stitch this sloth, but what’s the rush man?

You don’t just have to be a Friend of Dorothy to enjoy this pattern!

Peacock and Fig - Orangutan Dreams

And from one leafy jungle dweller to another! How can you resist the charm of Peacock & Fig‘s baby orangutan?

You don’t just have to be a Friend of Dorothy to enjoy this pattern!

We’ve three other newcomers in this issue! All the way from Russia, it’s Alyona aka StitchingLand! You may not have heard of her before, but we think you’ll love her Wizard of Oz inspired design! Next up we have Teahouse Sashiko! We don’t want to say too much about this mysterious designer as they’re new to town and they can only be spoken of in hushed tones. But they bring a whitework design that will fix your Feng Shui in a heartbeat.

And we’re thrilled to have Emma Congdon join us for this issue! Emma is one of the UK’s most prolific cross stitch designers and her ways with words and images is up there with the best of them. Her design will give you plenty of stitching pleasure, but has a friendly nod towards Scarface as well!

We’ve got an artist feature on Sarah Gwyer, words of wisdom from Kreinik Threads, Lord LibidanFloss & Mischief, and Mary van Tyne and another awesome product review from Grace at Beyond Measure!

It a lovely issue and we think you’ll really enjoy it, so be sure to get your print copy while stocks last!

Get your Green goodness for only £10 – it’s inner peace guaranteed! Or, if you’re feeling really savvy, check out our combo packs to save some bucks while scoring more print goodness.

You can also get Issue 4 in digital format, for immediate download as an interactive PDF. And if you decide to go fully digital with us, there are many more issues to enjoy including our legendary Mixtape issues which have no theme, just kickass cross stitch designs!

And don’t forget our collaborative YouTube playlist, chosen by the magazine contributors –  an eclectic aural accompaniment to your zen like activities!

If you want to be the one of the first to get new issues, be sure to subscribe to our digital edition so that you can get another XStitch experience every quarter! And don’t forget that we’ve got an email newsletter that you can sign up to – there might even be a discount code attached to that if you’re lucky!

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