Aurifil Thread Labs Subscription
Introducing Thread Labs, Aurifil’s 2023 subscription series curated in celebration of their 40th Anniversary. Thread Labs is a six part series that tells the story of Aurifil– from their history and unique production process to an in-depth education on their revered threads. Over 6 months, from July through December, you will gain the necessary tools to more confidently create with a variety of thread weights and techniques. You will finish the year inspired, armed with new skills and a wealth of knowledge.
The subscription is a must-have for both the Aurifil enthusiast and novice. Each lab presents a project designed to educate and inspire via a featured thread weight. A secure online portal plays host to exclusive content including downloadable project PDFs, educator interviews, thread tutorials, and more. Month one provides early access to the Aurifil new-fangled swatch book, an exploratory Aurifilosophy session with Aurifil’s Master Educator, Karen L. Miller, as well as other essentials.
The subscription cost of each Aurifil Thread Lab box is £72. This is for the threads – the lessons, projects and other content is included in this price and exclusive to this program via an online portal.
The total cost of the 6 month Programme: £432
Please note that when you agree to enrol in this subscription, you are committing to all 6 Lab Box editions.
Important, please read:
By committing to the first Aurifil Thread Lab Subscription box here, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:
- Monthly (July – December) you will be sent the Aurifil Thread Lab box to a UK address. The Subscription lasts for the full 6 months and cannot be cancelled.
- Each month Cow and Giraffe will send a PayPal request for £72. You agree to pay this request and once payment is received we will dispatch that months Thread Lab box. (If you would prefer to pay via bank transfer this option is available so please email to register this request.)
- No postage will be charged on this subscription at any point (UK only). If you wish to add fabric to your delivery, this will also be sent without postage costs. NB - postage will be added to this initial order but we will refund it to you asap, and apologies for the inconvenience this causes.
- Please note that subscriptions should be made by noon on Friday 19th May (original deadline extended by 1 week). This is because each box is assembled by hand with care by Aurifil so they need to know what numbers they have to create. Later subscriptions will hopefully be accepted but there may be a delay in delivery.
Here is a wonderful video from Karen Miller, Aurifil’s Master Educator, discussing the program in more detail.
If you have any questions do get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to you joining us on this journey through the world of Aurifil.
Here's what you will get each month…
Lab 1.1 | JULY / FUNDAMENTALS
Featured Educator: Karen L. Miller
In the box: Aurifilosophy 7 spool pack, Aurifil Swatch Book, Product brochure, SOAC12
Digital assets include: Aurifil history with the Gregotti family, exploratory Aurifilosophy session with Karen L. Miller, exclusive project by Karen, added value items/discount codes from our partners.
Lab 1.2 | AUGUST / 50WT, FOUNDATION PAPER-PIECING
Featured Educator: Amy Friend
In the box: 4 Large Spools + 6 Small Spools of 50wt threads
Digital assets include: 50wt education video by Karen L. Miller, Recorded conversation talking about technique and best practices with our featured educator, exclusive FPP project from our featured educator, added value items/discount codes from our partners, access to monthly giveaway.
Lab 1.3 | SEPTEMBER / 40WT & 28Wt, Machine Appliqué
Featured Educators: Barbara Persing & Annie Smith
In the box: 1 Large Spool + 5 Small Spools of 40wt & 8 Small Spools of 28wt Threads
Digital assets include: 40wt & 28wt education videos by Karen L. Miller, Recorded conversation talking about technique and best practices with our featured educators (2 for this month), exclusive appliqué projects from featured educators covering 2 methods, added value items/discount codes from our partners, access to monthly giveaway.
Lab 1.4 | OCTOBER / 80wt & 12wt, Needleturn Appliqué and Big Stitch quilting
Featured Educator: Jo Avery
In the box: 4 Small Spools of 80wt, 5 Small Spools of 12wt Cotton, and 5 Small Spools of 12wt Wool Threads
Digital assets include: 80wt & 12wt education videos by Karen L. Miller, Recorded conversation talking about technique and best practices with our featured educator, Exclusive project incorporating needle turn applique and big stitch quilting & embellishment, added value items/discount codes from our partners, access to monthly giveaway.
Lab 1.5 | NOVEMBER / Forty3 & Mono, Machine quilting
Featured Educator: Karen L. Miller
In the box: 1 full size + 2 sample cones of Forty3, 1 Large Spool of Monofilament (Clear), 1 Small Spool of 40wt & 1 Small Spool of 50wt (for bobbin use)
Digital assets include: Forty3 & Monofilament education videos by Karen L. Miller, Project video on machine quilting with Forty 3 & Mono by Karen Miller, Exclusive project by Karen Miller incorporating her expert free motion quilting, added value items/discount codes from our partners, access to monthly giveaway.
Lab 1.6 | DECEMBER / Floss, Cross Stitch and Embroidery
Featured Educators: Susan Ache & Aneela Hoey
In the box: 16 Small Spools of Aurifloss (8 for each project)
Digital assets include: Floss education video by Karen L. Miller, Recorded conversation or written interview talking about technique and best practices with our featured educator, exclusive projects by our cross stitch and embroidery designers, added value items/discount codes from our partners, access to monthly giveaway.
Please note that specific box contents are directly related to feature projects and are subject to change by Aurifil