Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cross Stitch Collection Feb 2015

Cross Stitch Collection and Cross Stitcher have been sold to Immediate Media (publishers of World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Card Shop).   Subscriptions were automatically transferred and this is the first one under the new ownership (I think).

I am very impressed with the range of designs and there are lots I would like to stitch.  Of course I realise that these will all have been commissioned by the previous owners and it does concern me that there may not be enough buyers/readers to sustain all of these magazines.

This Sheena Rogers' needlepoint pincushion is the latest in a series (I do love a series of designs).  This could be my favourite so far as I love the spring colours.

This sewing machine cover and matching needlecase is fabulous 

Next on my list of designs from this issue is this delightful card inspired by papercuts.  I really like single colour designs on bright fabric

Also monochrome but a much bigger undertaking is this sampler from Jacob de Graaf

This next one is my favourite design in the magazine.  Emma Congdon is a comparatively new designer who has had quite a few designs in the magazines recently and I've liked them all but this I really love

I've always liked blue and white china and flowers so this immediately caught my eye

And last but not least these cute designs really appeal to me

So all in all one magazine would keep me occupied for months (years) - great value.  And no I didn't include all of the designs, just most of them.  The cover design of the puppies for example is cute but not something I would stitch.


  1. Lovely to hear you like my February pincushion project, Hazel - thank you for the mention :-)

    1. I've loved all the designs in this series but the colours in this one are just so bright and spring - like that it really appealed to me

  2. There are some lovely designs in that issue. I didn't realise that they had been sold though. Fingers crossed they don't ruin the mag!

    1. That's my concern too - in my opinion it competes with Cross Stitch Gold but Cross Stitch Collection is much better .