Zigzag Rope Sewing Projects: Ama Frimpong

We’re loving this little mini series, highlighting the new book by Katherine Lile of The Mountain Thread Company. Any opportunity to engage with our Artisans and showcase the amazing work that they do!! Check out the full series schedule below and click on the button to grab a copy of Katherine’s book, Zigzag Rope Sewing Projects (Fox Chapel).

9/15 — Meet Katherine Lile of The Mountain Thread Company
9/22 — Guest Post by Aurifil Artisan, Genesis Hall
9/29 — Guest Post by Aurifil Artisan, Ama Frimpong (YOU ARE HERE)
10/6 — Guest Post by Aurifil Artisan, Tina Curtis

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Ama Frimpong (@thevibrantpixel).

This is Ama’s second year working with us as an Aurifil Artisan. She is a versatile maker, working through a wide variety of projects spanning quilting, garment sewing, fiber arts, and so much more. She has engaged with us on numerous features and challenges and we’re always eager to see what magic she creates.

Huge thanks to Ama for diving right in on this one — we’re certain you’re going to love what she’s made!

I don’t know about you but I hate getting rid of fabric scraps and love a great scrap busting project. When browsing Katherine’s beautiful new book Zigzag Rope Sewing Projects the Confetti Trivet jumped out at me. I love playing with colour and I loved that I could use little pieces from projects past to make something new. 

I had fun playing with beautiful neon fabrics and a star print for this trivet. Using Aurifil 50wt in the colour 6722 really made my fabric pieces stand out.

If you’re thinking of grabbing a copy to work through your own rope sewing project, I’d definitely recommend working with quality materials. Good rope like the rope Katherine designed (available via The Mountain Thread Company) and Aurifil Thread made a huge difference in the overall finished project. You really can’t go wrong with those two products in partner!  

I loved Katherine’s book! The detailed tutorials made my first rope project a breeze– particularly the getting started section, which truly made this a challenge-free project.

I’m already planning more trivets out of my scrap piles, but am also itching to give some other projects a try! I’m thinking maybe the hanging plant stand for my new plant baby.


Ama (she/her) is a Canadian crafter based in Quebec. She enjoys both fibre crafts and sewing, as well as playing with colours and the process of choosing a project itself. Ama finds inspiration in music and video games, where her love of bold colours and patterns meets vivdly experimental experiences, pushing her to solve pattern puzzles in creative ways. All her crafting journeys and endeavours can be found on her Blog and Instagram, thevibrantpixel.

1 comment

  1. I love this project! I have always completely wrapped the rope. I didn’t think to just wrap sections. Thanks for the inspiration!

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