CGT EDITS are collaborative ranges between CGT and three designers who each have distinctively different styles. With guidance from Pam; Brenda Ryan, Katie Dawson and Amy Kallissa each designed a range of 28 new thread colours and accompanying patterns. Pam bought their visions to fruition with the quintessential soft feel and subtle blends of Cottage Garden Threads. Here is a quick introduction to each of the three edit ranges and you can look forward to guests posts from Brenda, Amy and Katie with full introductions to their ranges. If you would like to download the colour charts for each range, just click where it says colour chart.
Traditionelle, a collection of twenty-eight threads and six accompanying embroidery patterns, is Brenda Ryan’s celebration of embroidery and stitchery traditions for CGT’s premier Edit release.Brenda believes that she is just one in a long line of embroiderers who have an interest in stitching the things we love and hold dear, from children and their world to gardening and all of its delights.Brenda’s pretty and inviting thread colours are a perfect fit for her graceful patterns in honouring the French tradition of producing fine threads and embroidery.
To see more of Brenda’s embroidery designs, visit her blog here.
Cleverly using the radiotelephony phonetic alphabet, Katie has designed an innovative collection of twenty-eight threads AND patterns. The design for each thread is the letter of the alphabet they represent A for Alpha, B for Bravo etc. Each design will be released for free on the CGT freebies page here. Katie will also be running a mystery quilt stitchalong using the designs. Visit her website here to subscribe for further information.
This beautiful range of colours lend a glimpse into Katie’s love of typography and vintage wartime, bringing the market a mix of rich printers inks, on trend metals of rose gold, copper and industrial steels, rusts and petinas; an eclectic mix to compliment any style and surrounding.
Namesake is a not-so-secret glimpse into the life of Amy Kallissa; it shares Amy’s love for animals and discovering their individual personalities!
Thrilled by the excitement of being invited to collaborate with CGT for their premier Edit collections, Amy has put together a range of quirky and beloved characters, each with their own story to share and build upon.
Along with twenty-eight unique and contemporary tailored threads of furs, solids, bohemian and hipster colours, Namesake is the next part of the journey for Amy Kallissa in bridging the gap between our foremothers and the younger generation.
To see more of Amy’s work, head on over to her website here.