Tag: Needlecraft

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…

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…

Winning Wednesday

Zendoodle Stitch Giveaway | Winning Wednesday

We’re back to give away another product exclusive to Sew and So! We offer up something new for our Winning Wednesday giveaway every week – with prizes ranging from DMC threads to stunning cross stitch kits. It’s really easy to enter – you just need to visit our Facebook page and like and comment on our Winning Wednesday…

Winning Wednesday

Sashiko Giveaway | Winning Wednesday

Try your hand at the minimal sewing technique, Sashiko Embroidery. We offer up something new for our Winning Wednesday giveaway every week – with prizes ranging from DMC threads to stunning cross stitch kits. It’s really easy to enter – you just need to visit our Facebook page and like and comment on our Winning Wednesday competition image.…

Winning Wednesday

Christmas Card Giveaway | Winning Wednesday

Start off your festive projects with our Christmas Card Giveaway! We offer up something new for our Winning Wednesday giveaway every week – with prizes ranging from DMC threads to stunning cross stitch kits. It’s really easy to enter – you just need to visit our Facebook page and like and comment on our Winning Wednesday competition image.…

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Simple Sashiko | Sneak Peek

Simple Sashiko is the new book from quilt legend Susan Briscoe, and it’s making us swoon with its style! This cool collection is a modern introduction to the traditional Japanese sewing technique, and is sure to launch you into a lifelong love of sashiko. We’re completely smitten!       Sashiko is currently a huge…