Head Back to School August 20 2019 1 Comment

With Our Selection of Tutorials and Books

It’s back to school time for all the kids small to big. For us graduates, we partake in ongoing learning from workshops, tutorials, and books. As such, we’ve rounded up our favorite Red Thread Studio tutorials and suggested reading. Take a look at our “syllabus.”

Decorative Hoops

In this tutorial, learn how to finish a small piece that can be used as home decor or even given as a handmade gift! You’ll be stitching by hoops and bounds in no time. These books should definitely become part of your hoop art library. Click each title to find out more.

Boho Embroidery Boho Embroidery The Pattern Collection Embroidered Mandalas Mandalas to Embroider

Wool Appliqué

It's portable, tactile, quick and (using the bountiful supply of beautiful threads) easy to stitch! Working with wool is a joy with this tutorial. With nearly endless color combinations of threads and non-fraying wool you can complete a project with ease. We recommend these books to flex your appliqué muscles. Click each title to find out more.

Creative Stitching  Stitches to Savor

Fussy Cutting

For pretty motifs or creating whole new designs with adjoining pieces, fussy cut your way with this tutorial to some gorgeous EPP designs for small or large projects. Explore the world of pattern fabric from this kaleidoscope perspective and these books to help guide your way. Click each title to find out more.

All Points Patchwork Flossie Teacake's Guide to English Paper Piecing Fussy Cutters Club

Big Stitches and Denim

Big stitch, one stitch at a time, for a new technique and look for your quilting projects. Big stitch is a trend worth trying. It employs the soothing running stitch, and allows you to slow down and enjoy yourself. Using alternative fabrics like denim for quilting or using this stitching for decorative mending and you will get a gold star!

We have so many books to share from Sashiko to Japanese quilting to mending, you will be hard pressed to pick just one. Click each title to find out more.

The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts  Japanese Quilting Make and Mend Mending Matters Modern Sashiko Sashiko Sashiko DesignsSimple Sashiko Visible Mending Wabi Sabi Sewing Wise Craft Quilts 


What kind of tutorials do you look for when you head back to school? Which book titles do seek? We’d love to know if there is a topic we can learn more about. Tell us in the comments.