TwilldoThreads

Hand Embroidery and Classic Needle Arts Made New

Grand Rapids, Michigan · 69 Sales

TwilldoThreads

Hand Embroidery and Classic Needle Arts Made New

Grand Rapids, Michigan 69 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   Welcome to Twilldo Threads, where you will find unique, hand embroidered items, and old needlework treasures re-purposed and given new life.

Each of my products is designed from start to finish as a unique whole. Everything from shape and size, to fabrics, to the design and execution of the embroidery is chosen to work harmoniously into a single one of a kind item. No two of my works are exactly alike.

Designing new products is almost more fun to me than making them, and I am delighted to do custom orders. If you want something special and unique please don't hesitate to ask. Whether it's a new product from the fabric up, or if you have a vintage item you want repurposed, I will do my very best to make your vision a reality.

If you'd like to know a bit more about what I do, check out my blog at http://stitched-in-the-purple.blogspot.com/

And Follow me on Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/twilldothreads
https://www.pinterest.com/TwilldoThreads
https://www.facebook.com/TwilldoThreads/
https://twitter.com/TwilldoThreads

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 25, 2017

Welcome to Twilldo Threads, where you will find unique, hand embroidered items, and old needlework treasures re-purposed and given new life.

Each of my products is designed from start to finish as a unique whole. Everything from shape and size, to fabrics, to the design and execution of the embroidery is chosen to work harmoniously into a single one of a kind item. No two of my works are exactly alike.

Designing new products is almost more fun to me than making them, and I am delighted to do custom orders. If you want something special and unique please don't hesitate to ask. Whether it's a new product from the fabric up, or if you have a vintage item you want repurposed, I will do my very best to make your vision a reality.

If you'd like to know a bit more about what I do, check out my blog at http://stitched-in-the-purple.blogspot.com/

And Follow me on Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/twilldothreads
https://www.pinterest.com/TwilldoThreads
https://www.facebook.com/TwilldoThreads/
https://twitter.com/TwilldoThreads

Cathy Pratt

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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Stefania Ceccarelli

Stefania Ceccarelli on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect in every way! Thank you so much for the wonderful job and availability during the process, truly marvellous :D

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Updates

A new batch of bags for my upcoming show :) look for these lovelies in the online shop in a few weeks (if they aren't snapped up at Eastown Bizarre Bazaar first!)
Beautiful embroidery deserves beautiful framing.
If you're in the Grand Rapids, MI area definitely check out the amazing artists at the Eastown Bizaare Bazaar on June 23.
http://www.eastown.org/events/bizarre-bazaar-june-23-2018/
In honor of Earth Day, the newest product in the shop is a set of world map placemats. Also a few new bright and colorful dresses to bring some cheer to spring!
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About

A Passion For Fabric and Needlework

Hand embroidery has been a passion of mine since I first learned to cross stitch as a kid; both creating my own embroidered works, as well as appreciating the art of others past and present. I find a lot of beautifully embroidered pieces languishing in vintage shops and second hand stores. These pieces may have some threadbare spots or other signs of long and loving use, but I hate to see them tossed away and unused. As a stitcher myself, I know well the long hours and dedication that went into creating them, and I want to give them new life and let others continue to enjoy them in a new form. Whether it be my own embroidered creations, or something old revitalized, spreading the joy of hand embroidered goods is what my shop is all about.

I have always been a very tactile person when it comes to textiles, preferring to choose fabrics and threads by feel as much as appearance. Vintage linens have a feel about them that no modern fabric can quite imitate: old cotton towels and pillowcases that were used and loved to a delightful softness; tablecloths and napkins made from linen so smooth it feels like cream; dainty handkerchiefs glinting with just a hint of shine from the fineness of the linen fibers, and so sheer you could read a book through them; all enchant me and beg to be remade into something others can continue to use and adore.

This recycling and reusing of older treasures is also important to me as a way to do my part to keep such things out of our landfills. Whatever I cannot make into something else, all the little fabric scraps that are too small to work with, all the little ends and oorts of thread from my embroidery, all of it ends up recycled. Whether by donating whole items to thrift stores, or sending it in to be shredded and reused, none of it ends up in the trash.

All of my creations embody these ideals of promoting hand embroidered art, giving new life to treasures long forgotten, and preserving our world so future generations can continue to enjoy these same passions themselves.

Shop members

  • Cathy Pratt

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My name is Cathy, and various things needlecraft count among my hobbies. Making is as much a part (if not more) of the joy as owning and using. Hence, my creations are now here for others to enjoy as well.

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