I'm a 2018 Aurifil Artisan!

May 29, 2018

A few months ago I signed up to be an Aurifil Artisan, in the hopes that out of likely hundreds of applicants, I would be chosen to work with my favorite thread brand for the next 12 months. Today I am happy to announce that I am officially a 2018 Aurifil Artisan!!

About Aurifil

Aurifil is a family oriented company based near Milano, Italy producing superior quality threads for both professional and domestic sewing enthusiasts. They use 100% cotton grown in the MAKO region of Egypt on the river Nile. As exotic as that all sounds, the thread itself is even more so! To learn more about Aurifil, head over to their website.

Hey, that's me!

About Me

If you're new here, my name is Amista (hi!). I am a stay-at-home mom of three living in central Ohio. My sewing journey began around 10 year ago after I had my first child. My sister-in-law wanted to get rid of her old Kenmore sewing machine that she had used in Home-Ec in Highschool and my husband graciously purchased it for me for $50.00. I had never operated a sewing machine, and I couldn't even hand stitch!

Fast forward a few years and now English paper piecing and hand binding a quilt are one of my all time favorite things to do! I use my machine for quilts, bag making, and so much more! I have opened myself up to learning anything and everything I can, and even took some online courses on embroidery. 

My skillset has improved ten fold over the years and I'm honored to have been selected as a 2018 Aurifil Artisan!

Some Interesting Facts...

  • I have been a pattern tester for Aneela Hoey since March 2017.
  • I own over 4 dozen Aurifil thread shades in different weights.
  • My favorite colors are purple and teal.
  • I've been hosting online sewing themed swaps for years.
  • I have a modest sewing space but I would love to expand!
  • We own 2 female guinea pigs, Sugar and Peaches.
  • I'm also obsessed with beauty products!
  • I love to watch Netflix and Hulu while I'm at my machine.
  • My husbands hobby is beekeeping.

Some of my favorite Aurifil 50 wt. shades!

Is there anything you'd like to see from me??

I'm more than happy to take some suggestions on projects you'd love to see me make during my time as an Aurifil Artisan. Just leave a comment below and I'll add it to my list :)

I hope you'll join me on my journey as an Artisan over the next 12 months. You can follow me here, on Facebook, or by searching for @amistabaker on Instagram and Twitter!

A look at my machine and a small part of my sewing area.

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