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Erica Redfern

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Threads Assistant Editor Erica Redfern is an avid reader, writer, and maker. She has a degree in Creative Writing and cultivates a love of words in all forms. Her current focus is on reading and writing about sewing to further her knowledge of the craft. In her spare time, she enjoys fantasy novels and period TV shows.

 

  • Pattern Roundup: Ensembles

    Ensemble patterns include coordinating garments, which makes it easier to create a cohesive look. These patterns can include two or more patterns, from a jumpsuit and jacket to a dress,…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Junior Winner

    Kevina Clear, Niles, Michigan To stay warm and stylish, Kevina made a winter coat and dress ensemble. The two-toned coat is based on McCall’s 7025, which she chose for its…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Senior Winner

    Renata Goossen, Potwin, Kansas For this ensemble, Renata wanted to incorporate her favorite styles, colors, and techniques while stretching her skill set. She was inspired by the Kate Spade design…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Fashion/Apparel Design Winner

    Hannah Drumm, Waco, Texas Hannah’s MIWW ensemble is based on Little Red Riding Hood. In her design concept, Little Red Riding Hood has grown up and exchanged her cape for…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Adult Winner

    Charlene Colon, Farmville, North Carolina Charlene’s ensemble is a loose-fitting, fully lined coat, trousers with a fly-front zipper, and a semifitted top with high collar and full-length sleeves. The coat…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Machine Embroidery Award Winner

    Mia Suhrbier, Winlock, Washington A windy college campus is the perfect place to wear Mia’s machine-embroidered jacket and jeans-style pants. The jacket body is made from a handwoven wool/mohair blend…

  • Make It with Wool 2019: Senior 1st Runner-Up and Senior Construction Winner

    Emily Waldron, Hamilton, Ohio Emily’s ensemble includes a skirt and a hand-knitted camisole and wrap top. The self-drafted, fitted skirt is made from Pendleton Eco-Wise fabric, which is manufactured to…

  • Make It With Wool Winners 2019

    The annual Make It With Wool (MIWW) competition is dedicated to encouraging sewing and knitting enthusiasts to explore the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns. It is sponsored…

  • Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays 2019

    As the holidays draw near, the time has come to think about what you or the other sewing enthusiasts in your life might like as a gift. To help you…

  • Five Exciting Books About Embroidery

    Inspiration for artistic hand sewing.