Embroidery

If you love embroidery, needlecraft or modern stitchery then read on… We have a huge selection of free embroidery patterns and contemporary needlework for you to get stuck into as well as tips, tricks and inspiration on how to use an embroidery hoop and frame.

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…

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…

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How to Transfer an Embroidery Design onto Fabric

If you are going to embroider a motif from a drawing, you’ll need to transfer an embroidery design onto the background fabric. There are various ways of doing this, depending on the fabric you are using and the amount of detail in the design. Kate Haxell, author of The Stitch Bible, shares her top methods…

Summer craft

10 reasons to teach your children to stitch this summer

The 6 week summer holidays have started and for many a holiday away is just around the corner. But what can you do for the rest of the holidays? When you are trying to stop the continual watching of Netflix, crafting can be the ideal activity to kerb the boredom and create a life long…

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Embroidery for Mindfulness with Zendoodle Stitch!

We have something really exciting to share with you! Zendoodle Stitch Kits are new and exclusive to Sew and So and they are the next big thing to come from the adult colouring trend. You’d have to have been living under a rock for the last year to miss the adult colouring craze that is…

Craft Sanctuary October 2016

  Our two-day stitch residential is back and this time it has a christmas theme. On the third Craft Sanctuary you can learn some new needlecraft skills from the likes of Nancy Nicholson, Sophie Long & Maria Diaz and create some festive gifts and ornaments such as a cross-stitch gift bag, a festive garland and the…

Tattoo Inspired Embroidered Heart Brooch

Tattoo-Inspired Embroidered Heart Brooch

This striking embroidered heart brooch designed by Louise Scott, is based on an old school vintage tattoo flash. It’s a fab quick-to-stitch project that would be a perfect gift for a friend. All you need is some felt, thread and stuffing and some simple hand stitches! TO MAKE THIS EMBROIDERED HEART BROOCH, YOU WILL NEED……