About the Cross Stitch Guild

The Cross Stitch Guild was formed by well known designer/author Jane Greenoff in March 1996. It quickly became a worldwide organisation with a committed and enthusiastic body of members.

The CSG deals with cross stitch and all other forms of counted embroidery including blackwork, hemstitch. pulled and drawn thread work, Hardanger and canvaswork.

CSG members receive their full colour magazine five times a year with projects, technical advice, information and special offers. On the website, we have our on-line shop where Members receive 10% discount and free postage (and reduced postal rates for overseas Members)- simply stitcher's heaven!

In the UK, the Cross Stitch Guild runs very popular classes and weekends, available to members at a discount.


Andrea Thompson, Managing Director

Andrea found cross stitch in 1995 after graduating from university. Going from a student life where something was happening every night to the working world of computer programming left her feeling restless for something to do in the evenings. Cross stitch filled that gap nicely. She joined the Cross Stitch Guild in 2006 at a "Together we Stitch" weekend in Buxton and has never looked back. Hardanger, pulled thread, withdrawn thread, hemstitch, blackwork the world of embroidery was an ever expanding realm of learning new techniques and designs. She couldn't get enough!

When the opportunity arose to get more involved with the running of the CSG she grabbed it. Now settled in Warrington in the North West of England, the CSG HQ moved up there at the beginning of 2017 when Andrea took over managing the Guild fulltime. Going from computer programming to the Cross Stitch Guild may not seem a natural progression but she has always enjoyed making things. Her role in software development meant finding logical but creative solutions to problems and aesthetically pleasing and practical layouts for designs.

As well as cross stitch she enjoys crochet, knitting, ballroom dancing, walking and is a keen cyclist, completing the Coast 2 Coast bike route in 2016. She also keeps buying pretty fabrics with the intention of making something with them, but she thinks they look too nice to use.

Jane Greenoff, Creative Designer

Jane Greenoff founded the Cross Stitch Guild in March 1996, in order to provide an organisation specifically for cross stitch and counted thread addicts Jane's Stitch2, Cross Stitch Designer software, the best selling software of its kind, is highly regarded by top designers such as John Clayton, the late Jo Verso and Sue Hawkins. Jane's latest book  The Stitch Book - 120 Counted Stitches and Techniques - 4rd Edition was published by Pinks Press in 2019. In additionshe  is in constant demand for personal appearances, classes and workshops



Jenny Dixon, Editorial Director

Jenny Dixon has joined the CSG as our new Editorial Director and is settling in to the task with gusto. Jenny has been lucky enough to be involved with craft magazines for more than 20 years. She's edited a number of stitching titles  – including the legendary 'Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch' at Future Publishing. She lives in the beautiful city of Bath and has very possibly the largest under-bed stash of stranded cotton in the city!