Issue 2 – Beats – Print Edition

Buy Issue 2 of XStitch Magazine and get 20 amazing Beats inspired cross stitch patterns from your favourite design superstars including Lucie Heaton, Maria Diaz, Floss & Mischief, Peacock & Fig and many more! It’s the world’s best cross stitch magazine – get your limited edition copy while stocks last!


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Are you ready for some Beats inspired cross stitch? Issue 2 of XStitch is available to buy now!

Peacock & Fig's Feel The Groove design from Issue 2
Peacock & Fig – Feel The Groove

With brand new designs from some of your favourite cross stitch heroes, all of whom are responding to the theme of BEATS, there’s guaranteed to be something you’ll love to stitch!

The Hawthorn Tree's Blackwork Butterflies from Issue 2
The Hawthorn Tree – Butterflies

The theme of Beats isn’t just about music y’know. Beats surround us and define our world. If a butterfly (like these ones designed by The Hawthorn Tree) flaps its wings on one side of the world, it rains instead of shines on the other, or so they say!

Mathysphere's Beats on the Bus design from Issue 2
Mathysphere – Beats on the Bus

We welcome Mathysphere to the XStitch family and her sweet Beats on the Bus design is a great example of why we love her aesthetic!

Floss & Mischief's Thing With Floors design from Issue 2
Floss & Mischief – I Have This Thing With Floors


With 20 designs from 20 designers, it’s another great mix of inspired cross stitch with a truly eclectic range of aesthetics. Check out the tiled Instagram influenced design from Floss & Mischief!

Tina Francis's Beat Boxes from Issue 2
Tina Francis – Beat Boxes

Don’t confine your thinking about cross stitch to just the two-dimensional format – Tina Francis‘ Beatboxes bust out the bargello into a third dimension that truly is the next level!

Ellen Schinderman and Keith Clark's designs from Issue 2
Ellen Schinderman and Keith Clark’s designs from Issue 2

Beats can also mean neighbourhoods, and Keith Clark delivers a dope double whammy with his Rap Map design – stitch your own version of New York, or if you’ve got hip hop heroes like Flavor Flav (designed in this instance by Ellen Schinderman) then you can stitch the boroughs they came from!

Jenny Henry's Boombox design from Issue 2
Jenny Henry – Boombox

Despite being a cross stitch magazine, we are woke to the joys of needlepoint and most of our designs can translate between the two formats with ease. In this issue we’ve got three needlepoint designers sharing their ideas with us – Jenny Henry‘s Boombox is as rad as it is retro!

Maria Diaz's Jazz Beats design from Issue 2
Maria Diaz – Jazz Beats

We continue our mission to provide a fresh and creative outlet for some of the established names in the business, and this issue contains Beats inspired cross stitch designs from Maria Diaz and Lucie Heaton!

Hannah Bass' Rome design from Issue 2
Hannah Bass – Rome

We continue to give you good things to read as well as good things to stitch and among the articles in this issue, we’ve got an interview with Chicago based artist Emma McKee whose cross stitches adorn the clothes of the coolest hip hop artists around!

Ann's Orchard and Aubrey Longley-Cook's designs from Issue 2
Ann’s Orchard and Aubrey Longley-Cook’s beatnik designs

Spike Dennis has another Thoughtspike and Jacquelyn Royal considers the work of Allan Ginsberg. We’ve got our advice column from Mary at FY Needlework, product reviews from Grace at Beyond Measure and even a book review from Lord Libidan!

Climbing Goat Designs' Hummingbird design from Issue 2
Climbing Goat Designs – Hummingbird

Our print edition is a limited run, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. The beat will go on, but the paper copies won’t, so be sure to get yours while stocks last! Issue 2 of this limited edition, game changing magazine is yours for only £10. Can you dig it?

Fiddlesticks AU's Music Love design from Issue 2
Fiddlesticks AU – Love Music

Our flexible shipping options are based on the weight of your order, so you can combine issues and print products with confidence, knowing you’re getting a great price! Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout.

Zoe Gilbertson's Abstract Equaliser design from Issue 2
Zoe Gilbertson – Abstract Equaliser

Whether it’s graphic design inspired cross stitch, or something a bit more mellow, our Beats issue is the perfect choice for the discerning stitcher!


Lord Libidan & PixlStitch's designs from Issue 2
Lord Libidan – Let’s Rock & PixlStitch – Noise Damage

Oh, and did we mention the collaborative YouTube playlist for Issue 2? Tunes to stitch to, chosen by this issue’s contributors!

Lucie Heaton's Rebel Rebel design from Issue 2
Lucie Heaton’s Rebel Rebel design from Issue 2

Don’t forget that we have a digital version of this issue as well – an interactive PDF that contains links to your favourite designers and the playlist!

StitchDotCom's Beat Your Wings design from Issue 2
StitchDotCom – Beat Your Wings

And remember that we have combo packs that will save you a few bucks if you decide to collect all of the print editions! And if you decide to go digital with us, there are many more issues to enjoy including our legendary Mixtape issues which have no theme, just kickass cross stitch designs!

Niki McDonald's Urban Beats design from Issue 2
Niki McDonald – Urban Beats

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Weight 0.265 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17.6 × .5 cm


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