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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.

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…

Embroidered Felt Tree Decorations

Nancy Nicholson is the undisputed queen of folk-style embroidery. We adore Nancy’s little embroidered felt tree decorations – they are perfect for Christmas but also cute enough for all year round. Made from simple materials – felt and floss – you can have fun playing with different colours and patterns and see what you can…

Series 1 Land Rover Cross Stitch Kit

6 Car Cross Stitch Kits for Petrol Heads

Keep the car lovers in your life happy by stitching the object of their affection! These amazing car cross stitch kits will immortalise a beloved vehicle, delighting petrol heads everywhere. 1. Series 1 Land Rover Cross Stitch Kit My own husband is a Land Rover geek of the highest order, and would love nothing more than…

Diamond Painting

Music to Diamond Paint By: A Diamond Painting Playlist

The craft of diamond painting is taking the world by storm, and here at SewandSo, we can’t get enough of this glittering, addictive and relaxing pastime. But with countless hours being spent on this absorbing activity, it’s important to have some background music to set the tone… Diamonds have fascinated artists of all types –…

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…