Cross-Stitch News April Week 1, 2022

This is a roundup of news that happened in the cross-stitch community this week-ish.

This is general news for cross-stitch. For more specific genre’s, please see:

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  • With Etsy’s fee increases for sellers, many of your favorite designers opened their own web shops or left the platform altogether rather than increase their own prices
  • The Instagram account for Peacock & Fig has been hacked, keep updated via Dana’s Facebook
  • OwlForest Embroidery now sells PDF charts on Etsy through a partner, Chouette Des Forets, see Instagram for details
  • The 2022 spring edition of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine is now available
  • Adventure in the Sky is the theme for Spot Color’s May subscription box, see it on Cratejoy
  • Popular needlework store, Fire Poppies, has announced their closure for retirement, see their blog for more info
  • Online needlework store Linen and Threads is pausing to focus on Fox and Rabbit Designs
  • XStitch Magazine announced their next theme of Country Cottage available in June, FYI you can sign up for their Patreon for $3 a month which get you back issues!
  • Elayne also announced Cross Stitch School a free, six-week course with this beginning April 10th, see their website for more
  • Elayne of Anabella’s announced Cross Stitch Retreats they will host 4 to 5 a year in different states see their website
  • Join thecraftxperimentalist on Instagram for #StitchySpringCleaning to get those WIP piles down
  • Nike is releasing a cross-stitch inspired shoe, see this post from kicksonfire.com