Saturday, September 3, 2016

all things aurifil

trekked to columbia, maryland, last night to spring water designs, a cute little quilt shop, to see alex veronelli talk about aurifil thread. 

even though i have been a sewist for nearly 60 years, had very little clue about how thread was manufactured.  and even though aurifil is thought to be a pricey item, now i think perhaps it is under door prize unfortunately, but a nice little goodie bag with 6 spools of white--one in each thread weight.  he said they will be coming out with an 80 wt next, that is superfine! sitting next to me was an editor for 'machine quilter' magazine and she gifted me a free thing he said was that in the recent past he has had difficulty finding workers as they consider the work too boring, and from his video that is apparent.  most tasks are repetitive and performed standing or walking.  have seen facebook posts of other presentations, and he said he travels to the US every month for a week or so.  the presentation certainly raised my consciousness about such a mundane item!   **** and friday was pantry stocking day, so no sewing at all....and the immediate future holds serious veg cooking after receiving this bounty...

just add eggplant, onion and tomatoes and it's ratatouille!  a couple of summer squash casseroles and also ina garten's delish roasted veg and orzo good is that!


  1. How appropriate that you got to meet "Mr. Aurifil" after the thread discussion on SB! Enjoy the fresh produce!

  2. I love Aurifil and I am excited to learn they will have an 80 wt. soon. That should be great for quilting minis!
    How wonderful that you got to go hear him speak! He came to a retreat a couple of hours from here this summer, but I could not justify the expense of the retreat. He was one of several national presenters, but I just couldn't do it.
    Enjoy that produce! : )

  3. That sounds like a great presentation. Aurifil is my favorite thread.

    1. the most fascinating of the 15 or so steps to making a spool is called thermofastening where a kilo cone of thread is placed very close to an open bind the fibers...i could see opportunity for a huge disaster there...

  4. Oh, my, what a fire danger for that thermofastening! Thanks for the report on the presentation and drooling for the ratatouille.