Shibaguyz FAB Sashiko Essentials Aurifil Thread Collection
The time has finally come when we can tell you about a project we have been working on with the FAB folks at Aurifil. We can officially announce the launch of our NEW thread collection from Aurifil! The Shibaguyz FAB Sashiko Essential thread collection is now available for preorder RIGHT HERE on our website. Can you tell we’re more than a little excited about this? We have been fans of Aurifil threads for all of our hand and machine sewing and embellishing ever since we tried our first sampler pack. We because Aurifil Ambassadors in 2018 and have been using Aurifil on projects here in the studio and our students have been using Aurifil threads in the classroom thanks to Aurifil’s generous sponsorship of our classes. So… yeah… we’re big fans.
When we were approached with the opportunity to produce a thread collection of our favorite colors in our favorite thread weight, we were simultaneously excited and stressed. Excited because curating a custom collection of thread and colors is HUGE. Stressed because curating a custom collection of thread and colors is HUGE. But, of course, we did make decisions (with the help of our friends at Aurifil) and we were even able to design our own packaging! Check it out!
You can pre-order your collections right now by clicking on the button below. For this first batch, supplies are limited and we will ship out to pre-orders in the first week of March. Don’t worry if you don’t get in on this first order, we will have more soon!
Also, if you are going to be at STITCHES West February 21–24, 2019, we will have collections there in the Needlepoints West booth #738 that you can see in person and purchase. If not, click the link above or the product summary below and reserve your very own Shibaguyz FAB Sashiko Essentials thread collection for Aurifil today!
Shibaguyz FAB Sashiko Essentials Aurifil Thread Collection
FAB Sashiko Essentials by the Shibaguyz
Includes 6 large spools of Aurifil Cotton 12wt thread with 356 yds/325 m per spool
2024 – White
2740 – Dark Cobalt
2265 – Lobster Red
1240 – Very Dark Eggplant
1147 – Light Leaf Green
4657 – Tramanto a Zoagli (variegated)
Our FAB Sashiko Essentials thread collection for Aurifil is the perfect starter pack of colors to set you on the right path for your sashiko projects. We use these thread in our classes and our book and personal sashiko and handsewing projects. However, we’ve also used these same threads for hand quilting, embroidery, and even cross stitcha nd machine embroidery. We picked the colors for this collection specifically to work across a wide range of projects and fabrics whether you want your threads to stand out for sashiko or blend in more for shading in embroidery and quilting.
If you’ve never worked with Aurifil thread before in your hand sewing and sashiko, do yourself a favor and try this essentials collection. You’ll find out very quickly why we only work with Aurifil threads: smooth thread that don’t easily tangle or snag and not lint or thread dust on your fabrics or (for machine work) to clog up your machines. We were hooked from the first samples we used and are now Aurifil Ambassadors and designers.
From the Aurifil Website
Aurifil’s 100% Cotton 12wt thread is the heaviest weight thread we offer and is perfect for hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment, handmade lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length), machine art quilting, Sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, and longarm quilting.
Hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment and lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, machine embroidery, machine art quilting, sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, longarm quilting.
· Sashiko Needle (hand stitching)
· 100/16 or 90/14 Topstitch Needle (40wt in the bobbin)
· 4.5 Longarm Needle (28wt in the bobbin)
· When using 12wt thread by machine, we recommend using a much thinner thread in the bobbin, like our 40wt.
· When using in a Longarm machine, quilt slowly, using a longer stitch and silicone conditioner where necessary.
Get Your Tickets to Our Sew Expo 2019 Classes - A Walkthrough
It's time to purchase tickets to our classes at this year's Sew Stitch Expo in Puyallup, WA. WOOHOO! We have a LOT of classes at Sew Expo this year including embellishing crochet and knit fabric, English Paper Piecing, 5 FAB hand stitches, and our whirlwind BORO Class! In addition, we will be sharing a booth with Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric. What a FAB weekend!!
Now we wouldn't want y'all to miss out on a minute of the FAB fun we have planned for you but, occasionally, we hear from folks that they have problems finding our classes and registering online. So this year we thought we'd put up a little walkthrough to help you with the process. The process does take a couple of steps, but is not difficult. Once it is all over, you end up with the best possible prize... a class with the Shibaguyz! [blush]
Here we GO…
First go to www.sewexpo.com
This takes you to your account home. Click on the button that says START 2018 ORDER. (NOTE:If you have already ordered classes you can log in on this screen too... but since you are reading this walkthrough chances are you are starting fresh. So click that button!)
You will have to scroll a bit.. but we are on the list.
Choosing any of the classes on this page will take you to the main class page with all the information as well as letting you register for it. We've clicked on the "Boro" class as an example
Before you can go any further you have to specify which class time you want. Although none of our classes are offered at multiple times, you still need to click on the "Selection" button and chose the one offered time.
Alrighty, things are looking good now. You can continue to go back to the class listings and choose other FAB Shibaguyz classes to take, or if you are done you can checkout.
Go ahead and choose what admission tickets you want, Single Day or a 4-Day Pass. Just as an FYI... there will be a LOT to see and do for just one day.
Back to the Cart and you'll see you have your admission tickets AND your FAB Shibaguyz class waiting for you.
This checkout screen is just like every other one you've seen. Enter your billing information, Shipping information (for the Sew Expo folks to send your admission tickets if you want them mailed... we like using will call.
Remember when we said you could create your account later? Now is the time. Enter your email and a password so you can keep track of your classes and purchases.
Lastly, pay the nice folks...
Congratulations! You have all the tools now to successfully register for classes with the Shibaguyz at 2018 Sew Expo. If you have any questions about classes, please feel free to contact us by clicking on that little envelope icon down there at the bottom of this post and we'll be happy to help you out any way we can!
So there you have it! Go to sewexpo.com to get started with your registration and we'll see you at Sew Expo!