Britain’s oldest cross stitch magazine publishes its last edition
Dennis Publishing have today announced that women’s specialist title Cross Stitch Collection will cease publication. The March edition (issue 272) will be the last on the newsstand. Launched in 1991, Cross Stitch Collection led the growth of the cross stitch sector with record sales and subscription figures.
Launch Editors, Susan and Martin Penny, returned to the title in 2015 when it was acquired by Dennis Publishing. Susan Penny says: “It’s been an incredible honour to be at the helm of Britain’s longest-running cross stitch publication. We were the first to add a stitch kit to every magazine and are proud to have led an incredibly competitive market.
“Closing a magazine is never an easy decision, particularly with one as highly regarded as Collection. It has been a delight to have the opportunity to work on Collection twice, and it will be sorely missed by the many amazing staff, talented designers, model stitchers and loyal readers who have enjoyed every last page of Collection over the years.”
Dennis Publishing’s sister title Cross Stitcher remains unaffected.