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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.

 

  • Profiles in Sewing: Vilma Mare

    Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression. For Vilma Mare, originally from Lithuania, her designs are an extension of her culture and her identity. She has a studio open to…

  • Pattern Roundup: Activewear

    Find patterns for making custom workout clothes.

  • Embroidery Virtuosa

    Many artists—from painters to photographers and embroiderers—strive to capture the beauty of nature in their medium. Sue Rangeley creates visions in thread. She grew up surrounded by lush fields in…

  • Spring Fashion Forecast

    This year, spring fashions veer toward loose, breezy silhouettes and oversized garments. Blazers with strong shoulders are carried over from fall in a fresh range of colors and fabrics. Layered…

  • Profiles in Sewing: Philip Odango

    From superheroes such as DC’s Aquaman and Marvel’s Doctor Strange to warriors like Moana’s Maui and The Hobbit’s Thranduil, Philip Odango has cosplayed characters of many backgrounds. Cosplay, short for…

  • 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…