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April 05, 2022
Do you love to get a little spooky? If so, Touch of Magic could be the brand new cross stitch-a-long project for you! Keep reading to find out more...
Join us for this exciting, mystery Halloween cross stitch project as we reveal one pattern piece every month for 5 months. All of the award-winning supplies are shipped at the start of the mystery project and you will then receive an email once a month containing the digital PDF patterns to complete each section, once manageable part at a time! In September when the stitch-a-long is complete, easily turn it into a cute wall hanging using our video tutorial.
If you're new to cross stitching, this is a fantastic way to get involved and learn as you go. It's not overwhelming because there's no pressure to keep up, there's unlimited support (from us and our amazing Facebook group) and tips available and you'll find mini-achievements as you stitch each pattern part.
All of the beautiful supplies from the top needlecraft brands (Zweigart and DMC), are ready cut to size. So your fabric is the right colour and size for this design (with sufficient allowance around the edge for finishing off). If you're a beginner, I recommend picking the 14 count aida option as it's the easiest to stitch on!
The DMC threads (or floss) come in 14 beautiful autumnal shades that look incredible when stitched on the pale grey fabric background. They're all pre-sorted onto a new style Carlos the caterpillar card thread holder you can use time and time again. The generous lengths give you plenty of thread to complete the project and if you run out, we'll send more for free!
The full kits contain Zweigart fabric (choose from 14 or 16 count aida or a soft 32 count evenweave), DMC needle, DMC threads, thread holder, colour key and illustrated step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, if you'd rather use up some of your stash, you can opt for PDF patterns only which come with thread codes and project sizes.
This exciting community project is ideal for beginners or someone returning to cross stitch after a break! If you're a Halloween or autumn fan, this will also be fantastic for you to get your teeth into. Cute ghosts, pumpkins and lucky black cats galore this is a Halloween lovers' dream!
You might have been cross stitching for a while but never taken the plunge into a 'SAL' or you could be a complete beginner - this stitch-a-long is the pattern for you!
It's a typography theme so there's plenty of beautiful text in a Halloween style. There are also some super cute little characters to create too! The colour (and black and white symbol) PDF digital patterns will be a lovely surprise each month when they land in your inbox. You can print them yourself or simply take advantage of stitching on the go, using a device and zooming in!
While stitching, also join us in the dedicated Facebook group to share your delight, stitching progress and be inspired by the community's unique work, now with over 14,000 supportive members.
You can also have a kit shipped directly to a recipient as a crafty, unique gift! Add their shipping information at checkout and leave us a gift message. We'll handwrite this onto a gift card to make the opening experience for them extra special! Why not buy 2 and stitch together over Zoom while catching up if you're in different locations.
Pre-order for this Touch of Magic stitch-a-long opens at 7pm UK time on Thursday 7th April 2022 - be quick and be one of the first to get your hands on a kit! We have kits and supplies ready to ship out immediately. We ship anywhere in the world and there's plenty of time before our start date (when part 1 is emailed to you) on 23rd May 2022.
Parts 2 - 5 follow, one each month up to September 2022 when you will be the proud owner of a beautiful hand-stitched work of art! This is our 18th stitch-a-long we've hosted so you might say we're experts when it comes to supporting this stitching community and can hold your hand every step of the way. If that's not your thing, you can also follow along and get help via our Instagram and YouTube channels. We offer a full money back guarantee because we're that certain you're going to love your kit and needle minder!
We ship anywhere in the world and have thousands of members join us for each SAL. There will probably be a stitcher in a town or city near you too so you can make new friends while being creative!
There are so many wonderful benefits of cross stitch generally - relaxation after a stressful day at work, keeping your hands busy and away from the phone or snacks, providing a creative outlet and new focus in your spare time and of course improving mental health.
With these projects you're not stitching alone. You have a whole crafting family around you to chat with and make friends over the course of the project. We have regular Facebook live events and you'll find full support available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 01926 485 045 Monday to Friday.
This year you can also add on the magnetic Luna the black cat needle minder! The glossy enamel colours in the needle minder match the thread shades in the design perfectly! Find out more about our range of needle minders here and take advantage of our current 3 for £22.50 offer!
I'd love to have you join us as we create and share the Touch of Magic this summer!
Shop the stitch-a-long from 7th April 2022 onwards here.
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