Welcome to the first Aurifil Artisan Showcase of 2021! January is often when we get organized to have a successful year, and with that in mind we tasked our Artisans to share how they get organized. They have shared a variety of ideas ranging from getting your sewing space organized, sewing on the go, or setting yourself up for success when starting a new project.
*Click on each Artisan’s name below to read more about their project.*
Shannon Fraser – “January always seems to be the time to get the studio organized and my favorite notion to keep my tools tidy and at my finger tips is my Sit ‘N Sew Pincushion. She’s the perfect scrap buster + a great chance for you to try quilting with a new thread weight!”
Pam Holland – “Sharing my Mt Everest project, The Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt. 16 years work so far but the end is near.”
Lauren Wright – “How do you store your Aurifil threads and floss? Join us for an instagram challenge that helps us organise and sort our sewing supplies, studios and more!”
Eliane Bergmann – “We all need MORE room when it comes to our sewing spaces, right? I turned a “dead space” corner of my sewing room into a magnetic wall for thread and notion storage!”
Amanda Carye – “One thing that is pushing its way to the top of my to do list for 2021 is more hand sewing. So, to encourage me (and leave me with no excuses not to) to keep a hand quilting project on hand around the apartment, I made my hand sewing tools their own little travel roll (to replace the noisy and slightly awkward tin I’ve been using for years). If you’re wondering what made the “roll” cut and is in my handy dandy hand sewing kit, I’ve shared my favorites over on broadclothstudio.com!”
Madeline Bonner – “This month is all about organisation! I have made a number of bags to store my precious English Paper Piecing notions. I have used a number of different weights of thread in all aspects of construction including 50 and 80.”
Elise Baek – “On the go sewing kit to keep your tools organized.”
jamie – “The shift my partner made to working from home due to Covid-19 allowed us an opportunity to get creative with how my sewing station was set up in our living room. Keeping this new craft space organized has been challenging at times, especially since it’s front and center in the space we spend most of our time in, which is why I decided to go for a practical (and sort of camouflage) fabric basket to keep all my random sewing odds-and-ends stashed and tidy.”
Alison Holt – “Inspired by an Autumnal woodland scene I used a large range of the Mako 50 to stitch the texture of leaves. This tells the story and shoes all the stages of colour selection, silk painting the background and layering stitches”
Sarah Ruiz – “After experimenting with several different thread storage options over the years, I’m sharing the easy and efficient method that I finally landed on that works for me! These nifty boxes let me store spools and bobbin together, prevent lesser-used threads from gathering dust, and hold a lot of thread in a relatively small space.”
Audrey Esarey – “I love using open top felt boxes to store my thread in Ikea Alex drawer units. I can easily see the thread colors I have by weight, and the thread is protected in the drawer from light and dust.”
Lucy Brennan – “The theme of this post ‘sew organised’ is the Aurifil Artisan challenge for this month and I thought it was the perfect opportunity for a peek at my honest craft space – sharing how I (try to) keep my sewing supplies and projects organised and how, as someone that has a lot of projects on the go, I like to keep things accessible and easy! Hopefully some of these ideas or tips might be helpful to you, or you simply enjoy seeing what works for me.”
Paula Steel – “How do you store your Aurifil? Take a little look at how I store mine and add some rainbow joy to my sewing room.”
Henrik Müller – “How I Store Fabric Thread And Hexies – I like things neat and tidy. Not just because I am very particular about it but also because it helps me focus. I am easily distracted so I like things out of the way. Also: Cleaning up my sewing space gives me instant gratification.”
Jen Belnap – “Organizing my Aurifil thread was at the top of my list for January. I sorted my thread by weight and then by color. And you can check out a sample of my spreadsheet for my thread organization!”
Kathy Ross – “What do you do with all the scraps and leftover threads you collect from each project? Kathy Ross gives all her selvages new life by incorporating them into wildlife portraits showing!”
How are you getting organized for the new year?
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