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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Aurifil Colour Builders 2021


As you may have read on the Aurifil blog, the Colour Builders program for 2021 has been announced, and sign-ups are now being accepted.  The Colour Builders program is a no-fuss monthly subscription service hosted by your favorite Aurifil thread dealer – that's me! – whereby you receive a curated selection of threads each month, paper-piecing and embroidery patterns using the theme and colours, AND help  out a worthy cause while building your thread stash.  It’s a win all around!

Last year the very successful program highlighted different areas of Italy;  this year will focus on a cause that falls in line with the goal to increase Aurifil's sustainability and positive environmental impact: endangered species. The program highlights the very first thread weight produced by Aurifil: 40wt. Wound on a bold green spool, Aurifil's 40wt/2ply thread is every bit as versatile as the 50wt but with just a bit more strength. 40wt is tremendous for sewing bags and garments, or for when a more defined topstitching or quilting pattern is desired. It is also the number one recommended weight for quilting and machine embroidery. 

Featured animals are the Sumatran Elephant, the Red Panda, the Sea Turtle, the Iberian Lynx, the Pink Land Iguana, the Whale Shark (I can’t wait to stitch him!), the Sumatran Tiger, the Blue-throated Macaw, the African Wild Dog, the Cross River Gorilla, the Pangolin, and the African Penguin.

The Colour Builders program is modeled on a BOM concept, except you receive thread and a pattern each month instead of fabric.  

Each block or pattern serves as a tribute to an endangered species.
Our list of subscribers is steadily growing, and we would love to have you join us. I plan to participate as well and will be sewing the blocks along with you each month.  I don't have an embroidery machine, but look forward to stitching the designs free hand on my sewing machine.  It sounds like a fun program, and a great way to kick off 2021. Cost of the program is $46.99/month plus tax (and shipping if needed)  if you register by December 1.  Registration is through email  (

You can check out these links on the Aurifil blog to see the threads and read more about the program:

If you are interested, kindly let me know asap so I can add your name to my list. We would love to have you join in! 

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