Friday, October 14, 2011

Marianne Byrne-Goarin is the Aurifil Designer of the Month

Marianne’s free pattern

Allow me to introduce you to Marianne Byrne-Goarin of The Cinnamon Patch; she is Aurifil's Designer of the Month for October.  Marianne designs the most charming projects using Aurifil’s Lana wool thread. (This thread is a wool/acrylic mix in 12 weight. I have used it in wool handwork, and it is fabulous.)

I met Marianne several years ago at International Quilt Market, when I was oooohing and aaaaahing over her beautiful designs. In person, she is as lovely – inside and out – as her projects. Marianne is Irish, but has spent most of her adult life living in France. She is married and has three sons.


Pat Sloan has interviewed Marianne on the Aurifil blog. (You can download the pattern for her free project there, too!) 


Remember if you make any project from the design team, load a photo to our Aurifil Flickr group; this puts you in the running to win an Aurifil thread prize!

GIVEAWAY!
Each month this year, I’m going to be giving away a pack of Aurifil minispools (like the one shown above) when the new project is announced. Just leave a comment after this post telling me if you have tried working with wool in quilts or stitchery projects.
I'll pull a name at random on Saturday, November 13 at noon EST. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights. I’ll throw in a spool of Aurifil’s wool Lana thread, too!

50 comments:

  1. Hmm, no I haven't tried wool thread yet, but I'm game! Mariane's work is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway - I love Aurifil!

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  2. Marianne's work is lovely. Haven't used wool in any of my projects yet, something for my to-do list.

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  3. I haven't tried using wool or wool thread in any projects yet. Have been hearing good things about the wool threads!

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  4. Oh I love Mariane's style! So different from the "primitive" or "country" look you find in so many wool patterns. I have made a few wool projects - a penny rug and a pincushion.

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  5. I have never tried working in wool. lovely hanging.

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  6. I have not tried wool as of yet. I would love to try some. Marianes work is awesome. I would love to spend a day with her, watching her work, and learning along the way.
    Thanks for giveaway.

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  7. I haven't worked with wool yet, but am going to take a class through guild nest February. Can't wait to try it!

    Sandy A

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  8. I haven't tried working in wool yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Her work is so different and fun, love all the wonderful stitching to uses to embellish her pieces.

    Debbie

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  10. I have used wool, it is really nice to work with

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  11. Oh! Those threads look beautiful! On my list too!

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  12. I am kicking myself right now for not signing up for your Thread Sketching class in Houston on Nov 5th...I wonder if I called them if there are any last minute openings? Oh and love Mariannes work, thanks for sharing on your blog!

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  13. wow, that harvest hanging is awesome.

    Hope to see you at Market. It's approaching quickly. =)

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  14. I use Aurifil 50 wt and love it but have never tried the wool thread! Would certainly love to try it in a wool project!

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  15. Marianne's work is absolutely gorgeous ~ especially love the purples and greens!

    Ever since our guild workshop several years ago with Sue Spargo, I've been collecting yummy wools.

    Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful threads!

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  16. I love Marianne's designs, this is the first time I've seen them. I must find some of her patterns to put in my library of things to do.

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  17. I have lots of wool just waiting for some amazing thread so it can come to life. Marianne is SO inspiring!

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  18. Oh, I love Marianne's work..and she uses the same Woolfelt as me! I'll have to try this thread, gorgeous.

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  19. Love wool work. Marianne's is beautiful.

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  20. Love seeing all the different projects in this series. I have done one penny rug with wool and quite enjoyed the handwork.

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  21. I love working with wool, I have not tried working with wool thread. I would love a sample pack to try. Mariane's designs are great, going to the website to try to get free pattern.

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  22. haven't tried it but it's beautiful!

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  23. No,I haven´t tried wool in any of may projects.Lovely wallhanging!

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  24. Susan and Marianne - your work is beautiful. I am currently working on a small wool felt table mat with snowmen, but am using floss left over from my cross stitch days. Would love to try wool thread. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love Aurifil thread.

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  25. Susan and Marianne, you both do beautiful work. I love seeing it, thanks for sharing. I am currently working on a small woolfelt table mat, but am using floss (from my days of cross stitching). Would love to try wool thread. Thanks for the free pattern.

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  26. I love the Aurifil wool Lana thread! I do a lot of wool ( not wool felt) appliqué and the wool thread just enhances the look of the finished piece.

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  27. I just love Aurifil's wool Lana thread. I do a lot of wool (not wool felt) appliqué and the wool thread enhances the finished look of a piece.

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  28. I haven't used wood in projects yet, but I've seen so many inspiring works, I may have to!

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  29. I've used wool applique to decorate traditional northern parkas. I love the feel of working with wool. thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I have not tried working with wool at all. To me it is a little scarry! I am hoping to in the future.

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  31. I love doing hand work and have worked with wools and cottons both. I have not had the chance to try the Aurifil Lana yet. I love their other threads for machine and hand applique!

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  32. Don't think my comment posted so I will try again. Sorry if I show up twice.

    I love working with wools and cottons both. I have not had the opportunity to work with Lana yet. I love the Aurifil cotton threads for machine work and hand applique!

    I love your work!

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  33. I have not tried wool yet but I love stitchery. Thanks for the giveawqy.

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  34. I haven't done any quilting with wool thread but used to do a lot of hand embroidery with wool threads.
    thanks!

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  35. Found Marianne's website a couple months back and have fallen in love with her creations. Almost as much as your's ;-)
    I have used wool thread and love the texture it creates and the warmth it gives a quilt.
    Thanks for recognizing her.

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  36. lovely post on Marianne's cheerful art.
    i must say i have not worked in wool. they look rich and yummy when i see them especially her level.
    thank you for the chance to win !

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  37. Ciao, il lavoro di Mariane è bello, io ho provato poche volte Aurfil perchè qui in italia nn tutti lo hanno nei negozi. carina l'idea del giveaway ciao FIO.

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  38. While I have not yet tried using wook and wool thread on a project, I've been acquiring a few pieces of wool along-and-along. I would like to attempt such a project after seeing Marianne's projects. Thanks for that chance.

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  39. No, I haven't tried wool thread, yet. I did a Primative Gatherings quilt, wool on cotton. but didn't know about wool thread. I'd like to try it.

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  40. I've done some hand applique with wool felt. It's easy!

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  41. I have not tried wook thread yet but it does sound interesting.
    Ruth Quinn

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  42. Marianne's work is yummy. I am going to pop over and learn some tips on stitching!!

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  43. Hi there, I love the Aurifil wool on felt and cotton fabric alike, it gives that extra doll-up without other charms..... I don't have a blog yet, but maybe I can try my chance as well...
    best Marta-Myo
    myosotisciel@gmail.com

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  44. Love Aurifil thread. Haven't used their wool yet, but their cotton 12 is great for hand embroidery. I enjoy working with wool, very comforting.

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  45. I love working with wool...no seam allowance needed, and it works up so beautifully. Haven't tried the wool thread yet.

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  46. Marianne's work is fabulous. I like working with wool, but collecting it, felting it and dying it is amazing.

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  47. Never worked with wool thread. Did not know there was such a thing. Thanks for the giveaway chance

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  48. What a great little give away, yes I have used wool in some of my quilting projects. It is a great way to add texture and interest.

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  49. Yes, I have used wool in a quilt. I've made wool appliques and have made many wool/wool felt table runners and penny rugs. I just purchased three packages of hand-dyed wool and can't wait to use it.

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  50. I have some wool thread and love using it

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