TwilldoThreads

Classic Needle Arts Renewed

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Announcement    Due to continued concerns about Etsy's policies, we are transitioning our shop to new platforms. For now, all items are still available in the Etsy shop, but digital patterns may now be found at a discount in our Ravelry store:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/twilldo-threads

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

We've added a fresh new section to the shop! Check out the Fine Hand Embroidery section for some unique and beautiful embroidered items. Each one is vintage inspired, but with all new stitching.

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 Oct 3, 2022

Due to continued concerns about Etsy's policies, we are transitioning our shop to new platforms. For now, all items are still available in the Etsy shop, but digital patterns may now be found at a discount in our Ravelry store:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/twilldo-threads

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

We've added a fresh new section to the shop! Check out the Fine Hand Embroidery section for some unique and beautiful embroidered items. Each one is vintage inspired, but with all new stitching.

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

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"Sneak peek of the newest hand embroidery in the works! An authentic Victorian design, this trim would be great for historical costuming or reenactment!"
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About TwilldoThreads

Sales 340
On Etsy since 2010

A Passion For Fabric and Needlework

Needlework, especially 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 creations, or something old revitalized, spreading the joy of hand crafted textile 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.

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  • 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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Last updated on Oct 13, 2016

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