Join our Spring Crafts Challenge!

Happy days the daffodils are out and the days are getting longer! We've joined forces with The Country Living Spring Fair to launch a brand new Spring craft challenge to celebrate! Share your seasonal makes to win

Spring sheep cross stitch pattern

Spring has sprung! Roll up your sleeves to celebrate and dive into our Spring Craft Challenge – it’s the perfect way to show off your new season projects to other crafters and win fresh supplies too!


We’re on the hunt for our favourite craft projects that have been influenced by nature and inspired by what YOU love about the countryside. Whatever your favourite craft, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to be a pro-maker – beginners are welcome too.

We were so looking forward to the Spring Country Living Fair and sad that it couldn’t go ahead as planned. So we’ve extended the deadline to enter our partnered Spring Crafting Competition. Make something inspired by Spring and send it in to show it off and our favourite project will win 2 Luxe VIP tickets to the next available Country Living Fair (worth £400) plus a bundle of assorted craft supplies worth £280 (including fabric, threads and embroidery supplies).

Main image in this post is Greener Pastures cross stitch design by Durene Jones – find the chart in the April issue 292 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

***This competition has now closed***

How to enter

All you need to do to join in is craft something that’s inspired by Spring countryside! It’s that simple.

We’re issuing a challenge to crafters everywhere to make something inspired by nature – whether that’s from yarn, paper, thread or fabric – whatever your favourite medium! The competition is open to all crafting mediums and abilities and all entries will be judged and chosen by the Country Living Fair team.

Head to the Country Living Fair website for the entry form and details of where to send your makes to.

A selection of entries will be displayed at this year’s The Country Living Spring Fair in April for ‘the people’s choice award’ where our visitors will be invited to vote for their personal favourite.

A few things to bear in mind

  • Your item can be no larger than 50cm square and must have been hand-crafted by you.
  • This challenge is open to all ages and abilities
  • Send in your project before the entry deadline of 1 April 2020
  • Head to the Country Living Fair website to enter and for full terms & conditions.
Spring Country Living Fair

Tell more about the Country Living Spring Fair!

Now in its 29th year, the Country Living Spring Fair will return to Alexandra Palace in London from 23-26 April 2020. Whether you already live in the country or simply aspire to, the Country Living Fair celebrates the changing seasons, original craftsmanship and independent British artisan makers. Enjoy incredible shopping opportunities and browse over 350 hand-picked designer makers, artisans, small producers and crafters from across the British Isles.

As a special offer for Gathered users, get 25% off your tickets to the fair* – just enter code  CL25GATHERED when you buy your tickets at


*Offer only valid until 22nd April 2020 on standard adult tickets. Not valid on VIP tickets, LUXE VIP tickets or any add-on tickets, £2.20 fee applies per purchase.