Jo Avery is a teacher, entrepreneur, designer, artist, author, and…an Aurifilosopher, one of many remarkable artists who count on Aurifil thread to create their art. You may have even seen Jo’s work on our Instagram last weekend. And, now, we’re excited to share Jo and Aurifil’s latest collaboration: Stitching with Wool.
Stitching with Wool contains 10 of Jo’s favorite shades of wool thread, in her trademark bright colors of pink, orange, and turquoise (among others). All 10 colors are used in her book Modern Crewel Embroidery. This collection is a wonderful starting point for using wool in embroideries, embellishment, and for both hand and machine quilting.
A Note From Jo:
“Aurifil 12wt wool has long been my go-to thread for embroidery. I wrote a whole book about embroidering with wool thread, Modern Crewel Embroidery, published by Stash Books in 2021 (crewel simply means embroidery with wool). But I also love to use this versatile thread for so much more. It works perfectly for big stitch hand quilting and decorative machine quilting, and, recently, I have been using it to embellish felt. Wool felt and wool thread are the perfect partners, and I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with them. Wool felt is so tactile and pleasing to use. It’s very forgiving and quick to sew due to its stability. Felt also has a sculptural quality that I’ve been exploiting with a series of 3D flower corsages.”
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