Since Aurifil thread is my thread of choice, when my friend Nicole Moore asked me to collaborate with her in a hand stitching project, I didn’t hesistate. Her company, Sew Much Moore, has been active for years and her tips and project videos have helped so many sewists around the world. Plus, we’re in the same quilt guild, so it was a good fit for both of us.
Nicole and Aurifil thread joined together to promote Aurifil’s line of embroidery thread. As I mentioned, I had already gravitated to their thread—from 80-weight to 12-weight—and have an array of colors for my own embroidery projects. Their thread is great for ease of use, quality, and it’s beautiful!
In my younger years, I worked on many projects that were ready to frame when completed. Counted cross stitch was my favorite handstitching method (see my Norman Rockwell project), but I also enjoyed regular embroidery, crewel embroidery and hardanger. At this point in my life, I really enjoy adding a few embroidery stitches to other projects, such as bags, totes and organizers—and it’s my preferred method to label my quilts. You’ll find little touches of embroidery in many things I make, as I love making useful items beautiful.
So, back to this project! We decided to create an original sampler project in order to demonstrate 12 stitches on videos. To the drawing board again! After drawing a grid to contain each different stitch, I then broke through the grid lines in several places...of course! (My background is graphic design : )
I also shared one of my favorite tricks for transferring an embroidery pattern to be ready to stitch quickly.
So click the link below to go to the download page to receive the pattern along with the video links. Enjoy stitching!
Quick links to my favorite embroidery items:
- Embroidery transfer sheets
- PVC working frame
- Embroidery thread
- 8" wooden hoop for framing