Last year, looking for quick and unique gifts, I stitched up this cute little poinsettia mat using Aurifil 12 weight thread. It was fun to do, and I ended up making several of them.I printed the pattern and instructions, and put together little Aurifil thread kits, perfect for Christmas stitching and gifting. Last year these were the Christmas special at the various pop-up shops and venues where I was vending, but this year being what it is, they are now available from the website.
These pieces have all been stitched on my regular domestic sewing machine, set up for free motion, NOT on an embroidery machine.
You just trace the design onto your chosen fabric, layer the top on batting and backing, and stitch on the lines. Regular 50 weight thread is used in the bobbin. It's like colouring with thread instead of a crayon.
I've used the design both on cushions and small stitcheries which can be used as wall hangings or table mats.
The sets come in two sizes: the smaller contains 3 spools of 12 weight thread, a size 16 machine topstitch needle, as well as the printed pattern. It's packaged in a gift box, all for the special price of $18.99.
The larger set contains 3 big spools of Aurifil 12 weight, a size 16 topstitch needle, and the printed pattern, all for the special price of $39.99.
You can order from the website for delivery across Canada, or pick up your order locally in one of these nifty reusable bags, sporting the Amherst logo (while quantities last.)
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