Auri Yates

she / her
Sewist / Embroidery Artist / Designer / Photographer

Hey there! I am Auri, I was born and raised in California, but currently live in Washington state. I work at a university in a rather multifaceted position, and I like to sew, embroider, design and take self-portraits in my spare time. I am deeply interested in all things creative. I have been a creative person my entire life, but did not realize that to be true until I was a freshman in college. I have always been interested in film and fashion and I have always gravitated towards both. But it wasn’t until after I graduated college that I realized I could learn to sew and design and here I am almost three years later with a passion for sewing and designing. I love to self-draft, I love colorful and fruity fabrics (new to me, as I gravitated toward black clothing before sewing), and I am still figuring out what I like to sew exactly. I like to try most things and I am always striving to add a twist to everything that I try, because I enjoy being different.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

Music awakens creativity and excitement in me, I feel more alive when I listen to music. It makes me happy; I feel more like myself. I feel light, clear minded. Open. There is a huge relationship between music and my creativity, as I will usually listen to music when I work or when I need motivation. When I listen to music while I sew, I will listen to almost anything. If I am sewing in the morning, I will usually play music that will help wake me up and give me energy; if I am sewing in the evening, I will listen to mostly anything.

Tell us about your playlist:

I’m Probably Sewing,’ is a collection of songs that creatively awaken me. I listen to music based on how I am feeling and want to feel, and each song makes me feel either energized, creative, open-minded, or fun. There is no particular order to the chosen songs. Music has always meant a lot to me, and is a big part of who I am. What you see in this list is of course a curated playlist of the kind of music that I like. I love music in general and I also enjoy listening to full albums.

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I'm Probably Sewing

  1. Love Affair – UMI
  2. Pressure (with SG Lewis) – James Vickery, SG Lewis
  3. Why Don’t You – Cleo Sol
  4. Lying Together – FKJ
  5. Funny Thing – Thundercat
  6. Fuck With Myself – BANKS
  7. Sticky – Ravyn Lenae
  8. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
  9. Real – Years & Years
  10. No Scrubs – TLC
  11. Ms. Jackson – Outkast
  12. Bungee – Aussie Aus
  13. Awake (with Mahalia) – Chiiild, Mahalia
  14. a million pieces – CLAY
  15. Shape of Your Body – Golan
  16. Ordinary – UMI
  17. Better Place – spring gang, Astyn Turr
  18. It’s A Lovely Day Today – Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Weston And His Orchestra
  19. orange – CLAY
  20. ALREADY – Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer
  21. project 5 (demo) – CLAY
  22. Baby Powder – Jenevieve
  23. damn Right – AUDREY NUNA
  24. Buying Time – Lucky Daye
  25. U Know What’s Up (feat. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes) – Donell Jones, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
  26. If You Ever (feat. 6LACK) – Nao, 6LACK
  27. Candy (feat. Larry Blackmon & Cameo) – Will Smith, Larry Blackmon, Cameo
  28. Bad Blood – Nao
  29. Remember the Time – Michael Jackson
  30. So Into You – Tamia
  31. One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) – Ciara, Missy Elliott
  32. Shotgun – Gallant
  33. Surprise Yourself – Jack Garratt
  34. Settle Down – The 1975
  35. Drive and Disconnect – Nao
  36. Robbers – The 1975
  37. Retrograde – James Blake
  38. Brick by Boring Brick – Paramore
  39. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
  40. Vuelve – Danny Ocean
  41. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  42. Get Away – The Internet
  43. Wait a Minute! – WILLOW
  44. Angles (feat. JME) – Miraa May, Jme
  45. Love The Things You Do – Pip Millett
  46. Leave The Door Open – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  47. Own It (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy) – Stormzy, Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran
  48. Toda La Noche – Lara Project
  49. Do It – Chloe x Halle
  50. Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott) – Miguel, Travis Scott
  51. Nirvana – Sam Smith
  52. Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad) – SZA, Isaiah Rashad
  53. Cigarette (with RAYE & Stefflon Don) – RAYE, Mabel, Stefflon Don
  54. The Wilhelm Scream – James Blake
  55. Late Night (feat. Masego) – GoldLink, Masego
  56. Thinking Of You – Mabel
  57. Life Round Here – James Blake
  58. Love$ick – Mura Masa, A$AP Rocky
  59. Soledad y el Mar (feat. Los Macorinos) – Natalia Lafourcade, Los Macorinos
  60. Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
  61. Come Through and Chill (feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi) – Miguel, J. Cole, Salaam Remi
  62. Deep End – Jaden
  63. Crosswords – Olivia Dean
  64. Motion – Emotional Oranges
  65. Orbit – Nao
  66. Shore – Daniela Andrade
  67. No – Girl Ultra, Jesse Baez
  68. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
  69. Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha) – Solange, Sampha
  70. Honey – Kehlani
  71. MALAMENTE – Cap.1: Augurio – ROSALÍA
  72. Lost – Frank Ocean
  73. Heebiejeebies – Aminé, Kehlani
  74. Fancy – Pip Millett
  75. Floating (feat. Khalid) – Alina Baraz, Khalid
  76. Confidently Lost – Sabrina Claudio
  77. Down to Earth – UMI
  78. Misery Business – Paramore
  79. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  80. Golden Hour – MIKNNA
  81. Craving – Matt Woods
  82. Fool For You – Snoh Aalegra
  83. Molasses – Hiatus Kaiyote
  84. Needy Bees – Nick Hakim
  85. Ten Out of Nine – No Suits, Jackii Kennedy, Danny Dwyer
  86. Free As A Bird – ROMderful
  87. Strange Things – B. Lewis
  88. Te Guardo – Silvana Estrada
  89. Two Weeks – FKA twigs
  90. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco
  91. Nine in the Afternoon – Single Mix – Panic! At The Disco
  92. Hey Love – Quadron
  93. What You Did (feat. Ella Mai) – Mahalia, Ella Mai
  94. Downers – Greentea Peng
  95. The Way Things Were – edbl, Isaac Waddington
  96. Hell N Back – Bakar
  97. t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker – WILLOW, Travis Barker
  98. I Wish You Love – Nancy Wilson, Ron McMaster
  99. Strong Faith – Golan
  100. Open Up Reimagined – UMI
  101. That’s What You Get – Paramore
  102. Messy Love – Nao
  103. Decode – Paramore
  104. For Gerard – Naïka
  105. Ocean (feat. Khalid) – Martin Garrix, Khalid
  106. Pink Matter – Frank Ocean, André 3000
  107. Rain – SWV
  108. Weak – SWV
  109. Right Here – Human Nature Radio Mix – SWV