All posts by 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.

collage of top nine needlecraft finds on Instagram including stumpwork butterfly, cross stitched knitting and thread painted bird

Top Nine Needlecraft Instagram Finds this March

Stay on top of your game with this monthly dose of needlecraft Instagram inspiration designed to flood your feed with colour and creativity whilst building community and improving your chances of being reposted… Top Row L-R: @mermerje @homestitchness @happygwensday, Middle Row L-R: @peacockandfig @dietryingtx @ butik_el.emegi, Bottom Row L-R: @uskonst @paulina.bart @kraftastrophe Upping your social…

How to Make a Ribbon Rose

How to Make a Ribbon Rose… the Nicholas Kniel Way

For more than a decade, designer Nicholas Kniel has been making the most exquisite ribbon flowers and embellishments. His flowers have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, and have been adored by bridal designers and milliners all over the world. In this extract from his incredible book, Creating Ribbon Flowers, he teaches us how to…

free crochet headband pattern

Free Crochet Headband Pattern

This free crochet headband pattern is perfect for those days when your hair is misbehaving and needs to be kept perfectly in place. It is worked in basic stitches with a little bit of increasing for the section that runs across the top of the head, giving you a great base to add embellishments. For this…

Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern

Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern

Fix that annoying door that is always drifting shut with this cute Scotty dog doorstop pattern. A handmade doorstop is a quick and easy thing to make and can be filled with uncooked rice, sand or dried beans. You can make it to coordinate with the fabrics in your room or use a bright funky…

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…

Embroidered Felt Tree Decorations

Nancy Nicholson is the undisputed queen of folk-style embroidery. We adore Nancy’s little embroidered felt tree decorations – they are perfect for Christmas but also cute enough for all year round. Made from simple materials – felt and floss – you can have fun playing with different colours and patterns and see what you can…

Series 1 Land Rover Cross Stitch Kit

6 Car Cross Stitch Kits for Petrol Heads

Keep the car lovers in your life happy by stitching the object of their affection! These amazing car cross stitch kits will immortalise a beloved vehicle, delighting petrol heads everywhere. 1. Series 1 Land Rover Cross Stitch Kit My own husband is a Land Rover geek of the highest order, and would love nothing more than…