Friday, 6 January 2012

An interview with Alex Veronelli

Alex Veronelli, product manager of Aurifil threads, has agreed to be interviewed by me on this blog and, following on from Sarah Pings and Needles wonderful interview with Melody Miller where she asked her readers for questions, I would love if you would all let me know what questions you would like me to ask Alex.  Leave your comments on this post and I will choose my favourites for the interview.  I already have a couple of great questions from my friends Jane and Krista and will add those into the mix. Thank you!


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16 comments:

  1. I'm about to start hand quilting for the first time, can you ask him if I could have some thread that would be suitable?! No... that's too cheeky! Ok could you ask him what he's most passionate about, I always like finding out more about people.
    Thanks so much for the link for the swap, hopefully I can join in :)

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  2. I would love to know if Aurifil threads works with their own colour card or if they adjust their colours to colours that fabric manufaturers work with. It strikes me that their colours go so well with i.e. the Kona cotton solids.

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  3. Has Aurifil thread been manufactured with any particular sewing machine brand in mind?

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  4. Why doesn't the variegated Aurifil like my Bernina but the regular stuff does?

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  5. Oooh, spooky, it was on my list of things to do tonight to ask Alex a question on Google+, but I'll ask it here.

    I've seen that the 12wt comes in both cotton and wool, and the spools seem to be the same colour looking at the website. I'm really allergic to wool, is there an easy way to distinguish between the two types just by looking at the spools? It's just that I have a couple of sample packs I'd love to try, but I'll need someone else to open them and remove the wool ones for me if there are any in there.

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  6. No question, just a comment. I just ordered and posted on my blog a pic of 15 spools of Aurifil I got in the mail. I love Aurifil thread.

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  7. Who won the cup in 1927?

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  8. Stared following Aurifil on facebook a few months ago! we all forget about theads until I realise on no where is my red thread!! Swap looks good. Kx

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  9. I'd like to know how the company started...and what makes their thread so different to other threads and so well suited to piecing and quilting (which is all I've tried it for, I imagine it's equally as wonderful for dressmaking, etc!)

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  10. "Would you ever model your spools naked?"
    Oh, that was your question already; um..."Can he sew, or does he have 'people' that do it for him?"

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  11. Whydo I read on so many blogs that 50 should be used for piecing, when sellers here in NL say you should use 40 for piecing and can also be used for quilting. (It confuses me).
    I would like to know WHY a thicker thread is preferred for piecing, or isit?

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  12. I'd like to ask Alex if he has a younger/older brother/uncle/cousin who'd like to come and snuggle up in Brighton ...

    No? More thread-y?

    I'd like to know where the name comes from and whether they supply thread to any fabric manufacturers for weaving or is it just a thread to the public affair ...?

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  13. I would love it is he explained which size needles were appropriate for which size threads for which quilting activities (piecing, machine straight line quilting, fmq, etc.) and why. I hope you include more pictures of him too!

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  14. I'm back in the quilting world after a ten year absence. I'd love to hear what Alex has to say about the changes in thread over that period of time. Are there things thread can do now that it couldn't do ten years ago?

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  15. Do Aurifil go by the next seasons colours from designers when choosing new colours?

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  16. I'd love to hear how he got into the thread business--after all, that's not exactly something a kid usually wants to be when they grow up. Also any hints of new products on the horizon might be fun.

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