It’s a Love Thing, yeah! Welcome to the Love Issue, featuring 14 modern cross stitch patterns that give you a great opportunity to show your love of needlework! We have a real mix of styles, so there’s bound to be something for everyone!

As well as familiar names like Emily Peacock, with her Roxy Music inspired design and Peacock & Fig with her wistful whitework design…

We welcome new designers into the mix as well. Melarise joins us from Spain and shows her love of James Blake, while Karen Seelig from the USA gives us a touch of tradition with her patterned piece and from the Netherlands, Ringcat puts a smile on your face with her charming cross stitch!

We have some lovely articles, including a book review by Floss and Mischief and many other ones, that we can’t wait for you to discover. (Our way of saying we’re not going to share them here, but trust us, they’re great!)

We love cross stitch, and we hope that you love it too! This is our love letter to this wonderful craft, so get your copy for immediate download now!

If you decide to go all the way with us, and we’d love it if you did, there are many more issues to enjoy including our legendary Mixtape issues which have no theme, just kickass cross stitch designs! We have digital combo packs so you can pick and mix from our growing back catalogue!

And don’t forget our collaborative YouTube playlist, chosen by the magazine contributors –  songs of love in all its forms!

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!

And don’t forget you can find us on Facebook and Instagram, and we love to hear what you’ve been stitching so stay in touch! Thanks for getting this far and for falling in love with this issue – want to take it back to your place?