Meet the Makers

Meet the top designers and seasoned professionals causing a storm within the cross-stitch! Capable of stunning design, mind-blowing detail and impressive techniques; we delve deep and discover the story behind their incredible success.

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Michaela Learner | Mandala kits exclusive to SewandSo

Michaela Learner is a textile designer and author. She works extensively in the Embroidery and Cross Stitch field and her latest work can be found previewing on her Cross Stitching Guild Facebook page and Etsy Shop. She has created a set of four stunning Mandala cross stitch patterns exclusively for SewandSo. We asked her to…

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Death by Cross Stitch | Julia Line Guest Blog

The Death by Cross Stitch chart is taking the cross stitch world by storm. Released in June 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of Long Dog Samplers it was an instant hit. The creative talent behind Death by Cross Stitch is Julia Line. We asked her to write a guest blog for us to explain how…

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Meet the designer from Bothy Threads | Hannah Dale

Hannah Dale is a talented artist and sewer whose country roots have inspired some beautiful designs which have been turned into cross-stitch kits by Bothy Threads.  We fell in love with Hannah’s cross stitch kits as soon as we saw them. The fluffy animals and detail in her work really caught our eye. We caught…

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Meet the Designer |Linda Ebright of Lizzie Kate

We recently got to speak to Linda Ebright, owner and designer of Lizze Kate. We wanted to find out more about her and her lovely designs which are full of wonderful inspirational quotes. Firstly, your collection is lovely, it is filled with so many inspirational quotes written in beautiful and colourful fonts, how do you find all of these…

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Meet the Designer | The Historical Sampler Company

The Historical Sampler Company are best known for their wonderful traditional designs, which not only look great, but stand the test of time. Jo & Suzanne run the business that they started as a hobby when their children were young. We caught up with Jo to ask her about the company and to find out how they keep…

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Meet the Designer | Amanda Loverseed

We caught up with Amanda Loverseed at Bothy Threads to find out a bit more about her and talk about her wonderfully unique Cut Thru collection, which we have fallen in love with. So firstly, can you tell me a bit about yourself? I am a full time illustrator and I am happy to say…

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Coloris Thread – Guest blog with Michaela Learner

Hi, I’m Michaela Learner and I’ve been stitching for as long as I can remember and I’m totally self taught which may or may not be a good thing! I’ve been lucky enough to work as a cross stitch and embroidery designer for over 20 years. I’ve authored a couple of books and have been a contributing…