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Get stitching with issue 309 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine! Take a look at what's inside and catch up on our most recent issues

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The all-new August 2021 issue of The World of Cross Stitching is packed with 83 gorgeous patterns. You’ll find issue 309 in shops in the UK from 15 June 2021 or you can buy your copy from our online store here.

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Scroll down to discover some of the great projects in this month’s mag.

This month’s cover project is a vibrant retro ice cream van designed by Durene Jones.

309 WOXS ice cream project

Embrace the outdoors and stitch Jenny van de Wiele’s Polaroid-style picnic scene.

309 WOXS picnic Polaroid project

Bring a bit of boho style to your home décor with Lucie Heaton’s stylish pampas hoop.

309 WOXS pampas hoop project

Celebrate summer birthdays with Helz Cuppleditch’s adorable Pepper and a huge pile of pressies.

309 WOXS Pepper project

Create a magnificent wildlife portrait which perfectly captures the love between a mother elephant and her calf in calming sepia tones.

309 WOXS sepia elephant project

Exclusive gift: a sweet stitch in a pink hoop frame to hang pride of place for welcoming guests into your home.

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There’s lots more patterns to enjoy as well as prizes to win, the latest stitchy news and expert advice. Click here to grab your copy now!

Catch up with our latest issues

Missed our recent magazines or looking to find a project you’ve seen online? We’ve put together this library of our most recent issues so you can find the one you need!

Issue 308 (July 2021)

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  • Our cover star this month is a stunning forest dragon in glorious leafy shades from fantasy artist, Anne Stokes.
  • You’ll find all of your favourite summery things in Nia Rhind’s vibrant sampler (part two in our seasonal series).
  • Head to sunnier climes with Maria Diaz’s intricate Greek taverna scene.
  • Dive into a deep sea adventure with Belle & Boo and their ocean pals.
  • Get beach ready by stitching Jenny Barton’s fun tropical fruits and making them into handy accessories.
  • Exclusive gift: Stitch and make eight gift tags ready for the next big occasion – they’re perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and ‘just because’!
  • Available in our online store

Issue 307 (June 2021)

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  • Our cover stars this month are the lovable comedy duo, Wallace & Gromit in a smashing portrait.
  • Whip up all the ingredients for a family holiday with this heartwarming recipe design by Perry A. Hadi.
  • Pep up your favourite armchair with a cushion stitched with watercolour-style sweet peas, designed by Amanda Gregory.
  • Stitch a sweet girl picking a beautiful posy of flowers in a wildflower meadow, designed by Lesley Teare.
  • You’ll love creating this calming riverside scene of a heron wading through waterlilies from Kay Widdowson.
  • Your exclusive gift: Country Companions card kit
  • Available in our online store

Issue 306 (May 2021)

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  • Our cover star is a pretty spring fairy from Margaret Tarrant. Turn your stitching into a cushion!
  • We bring you the delights of travel in cross stitch with Michael Powell’s vibrant Amsterdam scene.
  • Create a hive of activity as you stitch Durene Jones’ bee-autiful mandala.
  • Whip up this classic blue and white design from April Rose and bring your family and friends together.
  • Start this inviting summer cottage and blossoming garden by Carol Thornton.
  • Your exclusive gift: adorable fox card kit, designed by Lee Holland.
  • Available in our online store

Issue 305 (April 2021)

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  • Our cover star is Peter Rabbit in a fresh springtime scene!
  • Mark your kitchen herbs in cross stitch with a set of 12 rustic labels designed by Jenny van de Wiele.
  • Take a peek inside this vibrant Mexican kitchen filled with culinary delights and terracotta pots. Designed by Lesley Teare.
  • Combine bold colours, intricate patterns and elegant felines in this stylish pattern by Lisa Reakes.
  • Create a stylish table linen set inspired by the colourful motifs and patterns of William Morris. Designed by Amanda Butler.
  • Your exclusive gift: 2-in-1 felt frame kit featuring two pretty moth designs by Cheryl McKinnon.
  • Unfortunately, the physical back issue is now out of stock but the digital edition is available via our Apple and Android app.

Issue 304 (March 2021)

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  • Our cover star is an exclusive colourful cockerel from Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs!
  • Enjoy stitching an intricate cathedral designed by Jenny van de Wiele.
  • Bring the outdoors in with Susan Bates’ delightful spring garden scene.
  • Set off on an adventure as you stitch this enticing vintage map from Fiona Baker.
  • Maria Diaz has designed a stunning silhouette of a glamorous woman.
  • Your exclusive gift is a 2-in-1 bookmark & card kit, designed by Lucie Heaton.
  • Unfortunately, the physical back issue is now out of stock but the digital edition is available via our Apple and Android apps.