Aubade String Quilt Tutorial by Janet Clare

SewandSo is now stocking Moda fabric. Yay! We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a free project from the lovely Janet Clare. Janet Clare is the talented mind behind Aubade, the first Moda fabric we have in stock. Here, she tells us a bit about herself, the inspiration behind the fabric line and gives you…

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Stitch into Spring with the Craft Sanctuary

SewandSo is excited to announce the launch of our next Craft Sanctuary event, Stitch into Spring. Contrasting the delicate technique of Blackwork with striking colourful bead embellishment, RSN trained Kate Barlow will guide you through stitching a charming spring scene designed especially for the Craft Sanctuary.The skills of Cross Stitch translate The skills of Cross…

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Add a Little Sparkle with our latest Craft Sanctuary

We are very happy to announce the launch of our next Craft Sanctuary retreat! Taking place in February we are adding a little sparkle to this stitch residential. This year we are excited to be heading up North to the beautiful county of Cheshire. Nestled in the heart of the Dane Valley lies Cranage Hall,…

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…

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The Craft Sanctuary two-day stitching residential is back!

We’re pleased to announce that our very popular two-day stitching residential is back, so if you missed out on our first Craft Sanctuary, don’t panic! Taking place between 2nd-4th August 2016, and focusing on cross stitch and embroidery, this two day residential will consist of a selection of creative workshops in the stunning Milton House surrounded by…

How to use an embroidery hoop

How To Use An Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery hoops are useful tools for both aiding your stitching and displaying your finished pieces. To find out how to use an embroidery hoop, take a look at these tips and instructions from Hoop-la! by Kirsty Neale… Wooden embroidery hoops are easy to source, simple to use and tend to hold fabric more securely than…

Getting to Know Janet Clare

Janet Clare creates inspirational and lively designs for quilts and stitcheries that combine her unique jointed appliqué templates and free-machine drawing technique. She designs fabric collections for Moda and is also an experienced speaker and teacher. We asked Janet about her love of applique and her recent book, Home Quilt Home… How did you start…