We get a little giddy each time Aurifil Designer Aneela Hoey introduces a new book or pattern. She always incorporates Aurifil and often even uses the spools as the stunning models we always hope that they’ll be. Her book Stitched Sewing Organizers was nearly dedicated to creating gorgeous and handy little ways to organize your Aurifil threads, along with a variety of other delightful sewing notions. Her latest book, Stitch & Sew (C&T), is the next in Aneela’s long line of lovely. <3
The projects all combine embroidery and sewing and serve as a wonderful showcase for our AuriFloss. We invited Aneela here to Auribuzz to share a bit more about the book, including some stunning imagery. Thank you Aneela!
The projects in my new book Stitch & Sew combine both embroidery and sewing. There are five pouch projects, with each one showcased in 6 different embroidery motifs. Simply pick your favourite design and get stitching!
Instructions are provided for all embroideries in addition to how to sew the pouches. The sewing element of each of the projects has deliberately been kept to simple basic items that have endless uses – a drawstring pouch, clutch, flex case, change purse, and zipper pouch. The idea is that you quickly end up with a repertoire of default projects to make over and over again.
In addition to the projects there is also a comprehensive section on embroidery basics and a skill builder project – the Embroidered Sampler Notebook – designed to get you thinking and stitching creatively. With plenty of both basic and advanced stitches, this book is ideal for all skill levels.
The first embroidery I stitched up for the book was the Buttercup design. As soon as I’d finished this one, I just loved the combination of the Aurifloss on the Essex Yarn Dyed linen. The colours are beautiful and really pop on the fabric.
I continued using Aurifloss for pretty much the entire book! I also tried out using the Aurifil 12wt Lana thread for some of the pieces. Again the threads and fabric perfectly complemented each other.
I experimented on some of the designs by combining the Aurifloss and Lana 12wt on different elements. The contrast between the two creates plenty of additional interest.
Whether you are new to embroidery or have been stitching for years I hope you find plenty in the book to inspire you!
- If you like to embroider, check out Aneela’s pdf patterns for plenty of pouches designed to organize your flosses and tools. https://payhip.com/comfortstitching
- Find Stitch And Sew here – http://www.ctpub.com/stitch-sew/
- Find Stitched Sewing Organizers here – http://www.ctpub.com/stitched-sewing-organizers/
Click here to enter-to-win 1 SM box of Aneela’s Stay Gold Floss collection + a copy of her new book Stitch & Sew via C&T, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have! Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 14! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Wednesday, August 15 Good luck!
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Aneela Hoey is a textile designer and pattern writer. She designs fabric lines with Cloud 9 fabrics and also previously designed for Moda Fabrics. Her sewing and embroidery patterns are available in her online shop whilst her books Little Stitches and Stitched Sewing Organizers(published by Stash Books/C&T) are widely available in Bookshops.
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