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Ame

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.

April Instagram Embroidery finds for Sew and So

Top Nine Instagram Embroidery Finds this April

Stay on top of your game with this monthly dose of Instagram embroidery inspiration designed to flood your feed with colour and creativity while building community and improving your chances of being reposted… Upping your social media game is tricky especially when it comes to finding quality hashtags to add to your posts and like-minded…

Easter Chick Free Cross Stitch Pattern

This Easter chick free cross stitch pattern designed by Joanne Sanderson is perfect for a quick Easter card. You could decorate the card with punched flower shapes in different colours. You Will Need 18 x 13cm (7 x 5in) 14-count white Aida Double-fold card to fit embroidery DMC stranded cotton as featured in the chart…

collage of top nine needlecraft finds on Instagram including stumpwork butterfly, cross stitched knitting and thread painted bird

Top Nine Needlecraft Instagram Finds this March

Stay on top of your game with this monthly dose of needlecraft Instagram inspiration designed to flood your feed with colour and creativity whilst building community and improving your chances of being reposted… Top Row L-R: @mermerje @homestitchness @happygwensday, Middle Row L-R: @peacockandfig @dietryingtx @ butik_el.emegi, Bottom Row L-R: @uskonst @paulina.bart @kraftastrophe Upping your social…

How to Make a Ribbon Rose

How to Make a Ribbon Rose… the Nicholas Kniel Way

For more than a decade, designer Nicholas Kniel has been making the most exquisite ribbon flowers and embellishments. His flowers have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, and have been adored by bridal designers and milliners all over the world. In this extract from his incredible book, Creating Ribbon Flowers, he teaches us how to…

free crochet headband pattern

Free Crochet Headband Pattern

This free crochet headband pattern is perfect for those days when your hair is misbehaving and needs to be kept perfectly in place. It is worked in basic stitches with a little bit of increasing for the section that runs across the top of the head, giving you a great base to add embellishments. For this…

Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern

Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern

Fix that annoying door that is always drifting shut with this cute Scotty dog doorstop pattern. A handmade doorstop is a quick and easy thing to make and can be filled with uncooked rice, sand or dried beans. You can make it to coordinate with the fabrics in your room or use a bright funky…

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead embroidery transforms everyday objects into luxury items. Beading expert Dorothy Wood runs through the basics of bead embroidery so that you can bring some shimmer and sparkle to your projects. Preparing to embroider If the fabric is flimsy it needs to be supported in a hoop or frame while working so that the beadwork…