Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many issues are there in the collection?

    The collection launched with 4 samplers which will be complete in 90 issues. Due to popular demand, the collection will now continue to 140 issues, allowing you to stitch a fifth Frozen-themed sampler and a sixth Winnie the Pooh-themed sampler!

    How often is the collection published?

    Weekly.

    How much does each issue cost?

    Issue 1 comes at the special price of $2.99 inc. GST.
    Issue 2 comes at the special price of $6.99 inc. GST.
    Issues 3-124 are priced at $9.99 inc. GST.
    Issue 125 onwards is priced at $10.99 inc. GST.

  • How do I subscribe?

    You can subscribe in one of 3 ways; online, by telephone on (02) 8378 7931 and by post by filling in a subscription form which can be found in issue 1 of the collection.

    What payment methods are available?

    Direct Debit, Visa, Mastercard.

    Have you received my subscription request - I have not had confirmation?

    If you have subscribed online, you will receive a confirmation email followed by your welcome letter, both will be sent within 24 hours of placing your order. If you do not receive this email, please contact our Customer Service Team since there may have been a problem receiving your order, or an error with the email address used on your order form. If you subscribe via post or phone, you will receive a confirmation welcome letter within seven days of us receiving your request to subscribe. This contains your order reference number and details of your subscription. If you haven't received a welcome letter after 10 days, then please contact our Customer Service Team. If you email the team, please include your name in the subject line.

    When will I receive my superb free gifts?

    Gifts are reserved for those starting their subscription with issues 1, 2, 3 or 4.

    With your 1st delivery, you will receive 2 issues (1 FREE) and your FREE Cross Stitch Starter Kit.
    With your 3rd delivery, you will receive your FREE Binder and Dividers.
    With your 5th delivery, you will receive your FREE Tote Bag.
    With your 7th delivery, you will receive your FREE Printed Sewing Fabrics.

    Please note, some gifts may be dispatched separately from the issues.

    I have not received all my issues or gifts; how can you help?

    We are sorry to hear that. If you have recently subscribed, please allow up to 28 days for the delivery of your first parcel. Our Customer Service Team can resolve this for you, please just get in touch using one of the methods on the contact page. If you email the team, please include your name and subscription number in the subject line. Please note that gifts are part of a special offer only available to people who start their subscription with issues 1, 2, 3 or 4.

    Will I receive a binder during the collection?

    If you subscribe from issues 1, 2, 3 or 4, you will receive your FREE binder with dividers in your 3rd despatch. If you subscribe from issue 5, 6 or 7, you will receive your first binder with issue 7 at the price of $16.99 inc. GST.

    Subsequent binders will be sent to all subscribers with issues 31, 55, 79, 103 and 127 at the price of $16.99 inc. GST per binder.

    All binders will be automatically sent as part of your subscription unless you opt our beforehand.

    What are your delivery methods?

    All our dispatches are sent by Australia Post. Some parcels that we send out which include free gifts may be too large to fit through letter boxes. If Royal Mail has attempted to deliver a large parcel and there is nowhere suitable to leave it, they may have returned it to your local sorting office. Please check to see if they have left a ‘we tried to deliver’ card which should have your sorting office contact details on it.

  • How do I cancel my subscription?

    You can cancel at any time giving 28 days' notice - please contact our Customer Service Team via telephone, post or email. If you contact the team by writing, please include your name and subscription reference.

    How do I return an issue?

    If you subscribe and decide for whatever reason not to keep a received issue, you must send it back unopened within 14 days following the receipt of your despatch to the following address:

    Disney Cross Stitch
    D&D Mailing Services
    16 Elonera Road
    Noble Park

    Please include your subscription number with your parcel. A parcel kept more than 14 days means acceptance and the invoice should be paid promptly.

    How can I get back issues?

    You can order back issues by emailing us at customer_service_aus@hachette-service.com, calling our Customer Service Team on (02) 8378 7931. Alternatively, back issues can be ordered from your newsagent.

    Why have I received the wrong issue/s?

    We will replace all your issues with the correct copies. In order for us to arrange for a replacement, please contact our Customer Service Team via phone or email. If you email the team, please include your name and subscription reference in the subject line.

    I cannot find copies in the shops – what do I do?

    You can ask your newsagent to place a regular order for you so you can pick up your issues from them. If you need back copies you can ask your newsagent to order them for you or just contact our Customer Service Team. Don’t forget, if you become a subscriber, issues will be delivered to your door free of charge and you will receive some free superb subscription gifts!

    What should I do if I receive a damaged issue?

    We replace any damaged issue free of charge. Just send us back your damaged issue and contact our Customer Service Team. It might be also a good idea to mention the problem to Australia Post.

  • Can I use a cross stitch hoop when I make my samplers?

    We don’t give a hoop because we advise not using one for a sampler of this size. It can mark the aida and, once the sampler is under way, distort some of the stitched characters (in that the edges of a hoop can crush some stitching while new stitching is being done). Our expert cross stitcher, who stitched this sampler for us, advises holding the aida in one hand while stitching the characters. The order of stitching has been organised to make this as easy and practical as possible.

    However, if you only like to stitch using a hoop, please do so but be mindful of damaging your aida. This can be avoided by removing the sampler from the hoop after every session and rolling gently to store and being very careful, as the sampler progresses, with how the hoop is positioned over already stitched characters.

    What if I only want to make the first four or five samplers?

    The first four samplers will still be complete at issue 90. If you do not wish to continue with the fifth Frozen-themed sampler, please contact the Customer Service Team to cancel as soon as you have received your final package containing issues 87-90.

    The fifth sampler will still be complete at issue 115. If you do not with to continue with the sixth Winnie the Pooh-themed sampler, please contact the Customer Service Team to cancel as soon as you have received your final package containing issues 115-118. Please note you will be able to return issues 116-118, unopened, for a refund if you are not carrying on with the sixth sampler.

    Why can't I get through on the telephone number given?

    We have lots of lines and staff dedicated to helping you, but they can be busy at peak times so please keep trying. Alternatively, please email our Customer Service Team at customer_service_aus@hachette-service.com

    I cannot access some of the website pages. What can I do?

    It may be a temporary problem, so please click refresh to reload the page. If you are experiencing problems getting through to the secure order area when trying to place a subscription, please get in touch with our customer services team using one of the methods on the contact page.