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About Ame

Ame Verso is the daughter of legendary cross stitch designer Jo Verso and has been cross stitching since the age of 10. She also sews and crochets and is the face of the SewandSo YouTube channel.

Beryl Cook Bubbly Cross Stitch

Artists’ Lives: Beryl Cook (now in Cross Stitch!)

Bothy Threads have licensed the paintings of Beryl Cook for their latest collection, and like the original artwork, the results are amusing, uplifting, passionate and joyful. Beryl Cook’s art is instantly recognisable and universally loved. As one of Britain’s most celebrated painters, her work depicted everyday social observations, in a style that has never been…

May Martin Exclusive

The Big Reveal: SewandSo’s Exclusive Collaboration with May Martin

Those of you who follow us on Instagram may have seen that back in September, we shared some behind-the-scenes photos of a very special event that was taking place in our studio… We were lucky enough to have former Great British Sewing Bee judge May Martin with us for three whole days, sharing her sewing…

cross stitch cat

8 Amazing Cross Stitch Cat Portraits

Cross stitch cat portraits to delight and inspire! Cat lovers everywhere cannot fail but be utterly captivated by these painterly felines in cross stitch… Click on any cross stitch cat below to browse the kits and charts in store. 1. Tabby Cat Stunning green eyes and abstract colours make this Tabby Cat kit from DMC…


SewandSo Helps Restore Blenheim Palace Tapestries and Cushions

Magnificent 18th-century Blenheim Palace tapestries and cushions have undergone painstaking renovation work in an effort to reverse their decline, with help from the team at SewandSo…   A few months ago, we were contacted by textile conservator Emma Telford, seeking the finest Soie d’Alger threads to be used in her Blenheim re-embroidery projects. Intrigued by…


7 Magical Snow Scenes to Stitch This Winter

Nothing is cosier than stitching a snowy scene while you’re snuggled up in front of the fire. We’ve chosen our favourite cross stitch snow scenes to inspire you to get stitching as the temperature drops. From fairy-tale characters, to stunning landscapes, there are cross stitch snow scenes here for every taste. 1. Winter’s Hush It’s…


Five Christmas Themes to Inspire Your Festive Decor

Some people like to bring out the same Christmas decorations year after year. I say BORING! Apart from a few favourite items, I find it much more fun to choose new Christmas themes each year – whether that’s a colour scheme or a subject to work with. In the past I’ve had Christmas themes such…