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!

This issue features fourteen original cross stitch patterns from some of the best designers in the business, including Marina Bolmini, Peacock & Fig and Lord Libidan, and we welcome The Manly Art of Cross Stitch to the XStitch family!

We’ve got our usual selection of good reading including a Designer Discourse with Emma Congdon and a review of the new book from CutevsCats!

This issue has charts in two formats – Colour Blocks & Symbols and Symbols only – to make it easier for you to follow them, and because it’s an interactive PDF you can click between sections in the mag, and click on links to the designers and to our collaborative YouTube playlist!

We could tell you more about the issue, but it’s a mystery! Trust us, it’s another great edition of your favourite cross stitch magazine, so pre-order your copy today!

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