My First Aurifil Thread Collection August 09, 2018 08:03

Hope you are all having a lovely Summer.   

I’m super excited to share my first thread collection as a designer for Aurifil!  I felt very honoured when they approached me to work on their first ever box dedicated to dressmaking.  The collection contains 10 small spools of different weight cotton thread that I have hand-picked based on all the different garments I have made in recent years.  There are two 50 wt threads that are perfect on silks and Liberty lawns.  Three 40 wt spools for sewing up a Hepworth Apron or Riley Dress.  Two 28 wt which make more defined stitches on bag projects or jackets.  And three gorgeous 12 wt spools for topstitching, sashiko and visible mending.  

As a Collection I want it to be really useful but also to allow people the chance to experiment with Aurifil’s different weight threads, sewing by hand and machine.

Why Cotton thread?

I have nothing against polyester thread when making clothes but I do prefer using a cotton thread on cotton fabrics.  Seams lay flatter, on lighter fabrics it handles better and it doesn’t damage the fabric over time which a polyester thread could do.  

You can learn lots more by tuning into my Facebook Live with Aurilfil on Friday 10th August at 3pm BST.

The Collection is available to buy on Stand C1 at The Festival of Quilts starting tomorrow, Thursday 9th August and will be coming to the website soon and is available to shops via Aurifil worldwide.