Issue 3 of XStitch Magazine goes interstellar with a galaxy of goodies in our Space Cross Stitch edition!

We are on a mission to boldly go where no cross stitch mag has ever gone before, and we pride ourselves on the diverse collection of designers that we work with. In this issue, it’s our first time working with SmartCrossStitch, all the way from Russia (with love!), with BaaMeow Designs and with the totally marvellous Tiny Modernist, whose Ball Chair pattern is a design classic on so many levels!

We’ve got fifteen patterns from our international cohort of designers, some of whom you’ll be familiar with, such as Bobo Stitch, whose Reach for the Stars pattern uses not one, but two hoops! We like to inform our readers as well as give you something nice to stitch and Keith Clark‘s design pays homage to one of the true pioneers of space exploration – Laika the Space Dog!

While we primarily focus on cross stitch, we love to have designs that will broaden your skill set, or test your talents, and Lucie Heaton‘s Blackwork Moon Phases is a perfect example. Why not stitch that one in glow in the dark thread for extra effect?

If that wasn’t enough astronaut goodness for you, we’ve got a great interview by Erich Campbell with A-B Emblem, the company who make the patches for NASA Spacesuits! This issue also features the first Libidan Lecture in which our favourite needlework nobleman, Lord Libidan, shares his thoughts on topics relating to the magazine theme.

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

Get your print copy of the best Space Cross Stitch magazine in the world (and therefore the Universe!) for the bargain price of £10! 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 3 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!

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 buying this stellar collection of Space Cross Stitch designs – come on, you know you want to!

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