One of the oldest mysteries of the craft world is why people think that cross stitch is dull and only done by old ladies.
Issue 20 of XStitch blows that myth apart.
Since 2017, XStitch Magazine has been setting new standards for cross stitch magazines.
Our themed issues bring together talented designers from around the world,
to give you the best variety in modern cross stitch patterns.
We want you to enjoy stitching, and be proud to share your crafting skills with the world.
Your makers of mystery for this issue are:
- Cinnabar Canary – Ms Martini
- Climbing Goat Designs – Galactic Unicorn
- Fuzzy Fox Designs – Pinning Down The Truth
- Kate Spiridonova – No Passing Zone
- Lord Libidan – La Lune
- Maria Diaz – The Lady With The Suitcase
- Marina Bolmini – King INK
- Melarise – The Moon Made Me Do It
- Mr X Stitch – Back In Black
- Niki McDonald – Mystery Lady
- Peacock & Fig – Imagine Moth
- PXLCRS – Curious Camper
- Sweet Annet – The World’s Greatest Detectve
- The Manly Art of Cross Stitch – Blown Away
And we’ve got some gripping reads as well!
- Designer Discourse: Emma Congdon
- Book Review: Cross Stitch Design Basics
- The Libidan Lecture
- Let Lucie Let Loose
- Tooled Up
- XStitchers of Instagram: Urban Stitches
- XStitcher of the Month: Robin Hobbs
- Technique Pages
- Charts in two formats for ease of use
- Interactive links to our designers
- Collaborative YouTube playlist
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!
What format is the magazine?
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.
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.
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.
Where will I find my downloads?
Your account will have a download section, so please make sure to set up an account.
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