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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.

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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…

how to use freezer paper

How to Use Freezer Paper

Freezer paper might be a strange bedfellow for crafters, but boy, is it a useful one! Having recently reviewed our haberdashery ranges, we’ve added Reynold’s Freezer Paper to our core stock, because we believe it’s one of the most helpful things to have to hand for applique and any sewing project where small templates are…

16 Creative Embroidery Hoop Ideas

The humble embroidery hoop is not only an essential tool for needlework, it can also have creative uses too. And we’re not just taking about using it to frame your work – which is a given – there are LOTS of other exciting embroidery hoop ideas, as you will see… 1. Mirror, Mirror Decorate your…

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

How’s this for a great idea this Christmas? Helen Philipps shows you how to make stitched linen gift bags in such a simple way… a pretty way to create your own DIY gift wrap this Christmas. These sweet little drawstring bags would be perfect to hold precious gifts, perhaps jewellery or other sparkly trinkets. You…

Trend Alert: Embroidered Denim

The latest trend to cross the divide from craft to fashion, embroidered denim can be found everywhere this season, from the catwalk to the high street, and we can’t get enough of it! From Dolce & Gabbana to Top Shop, embroidered denim is everywhere – on jeans, jackets, skirts, shirts, bags… you name it. And…

Luna Lapin at the Festival of Quilts

Luna Lapin at the Festival Quilts

  Luna Lapin is a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste. Luna loves to sew, and very soon you can sew her – thanks to the imminent release of Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel. We’re so excited about this book that we jumped at the chance to meet up with Luna herself at…