I can finally share with you all why it is that I’ve been hidden away for the last few months! If you visited the AQM in November, you’ll probably have a bit of an idea as to what I’ve been working on – but not many people have actually seen the finished product…
This week – Namesake – by yours truly, for Cottage Garden Threads, is being shipped to your favourite fabric & stitchy stores – and I’m pretty psyched!
When Katie and Pam at CGT asked me to put together a selection of colours and patterns for a mini- collection, I jumped at the chance to get on board and flung myself into spending the following weeks playing with colour-chips and blending colours to find the right contrasts and sketching images all over important paperwork, napkins, even a menu at a fancy restaurant in town…. whoops!
Namesake is a collection of 28 threads and 6 stitchery patterns. It’s centred around my love for animals, the unique personalities and quirks that each of them have and the stories that I imagine for them and develop as I stitch them and they come to life. The thread range is broken into four groups: the bohemians, the hipsters, the furs & the solids. You can view the full colour chart, together with colour-matching spots by clicking on the colour chart image.
Each of the six patterns introduce a new character, one of their favourite things and their favourite quote. The patterns also introduce several new stitches and techniques which I’ve designed especially for the threads which you’ll be able to see the video tutorials for on the “Freebies” page – here. As with all Amy Kallissa patterns, they include step-by-step photographic stitch guides and tutorials and the paper patterns of Namesake also include trace-off patterns and reusable iron-on-transfers.
Over the next six days, I’ll be introducing each of the Namesake crew, their stories, real life counterparts and the inspiration behind them. If you’re bursting to get your hands on the threads and the patterns, you can find them in my shop – here.
For now, here’s a fun video introducing the Namesake threads!