Australian Homespun April/May 2021

Homespun magazine is a place of inspiration, it combines creative techniques with a vast array of styles and themes taken from a team of leading craftspeople throughout Australia and the world. Homespun is a publication that is at the forefront of the industry, made by people who are passionate about craft. Each issue of the magazine features step-by-step easy-to-follow project ideas and accompanying patterns sheets, a variety of crafts including quilts to bags to dolls, inspirational photographs of fantastic finished products plus interesting reads to engage and entertain. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
pin interest

JELLYFISH FLAIR The dimensional embroidery works of Ukrainian artist YuliyaKu are simply mesmerising. With colours and textures layered on opaque backings, her works bring jellyfish to life. To see more of her work, visit WHIMSICAL FELT Whether you’re a seasoned felt artist or just want to give it a go, these whimsical ocean designs are just too cute not to create. For these and other whimsy designs, visit littledear on Etsy at FUNKY SIMPLICITY This minimalist yet intriguing quilt design by Owen’s Olivia offers so much interest. Bold colours, over-sized hand stitching and a fun play on geometry make 1981 very satisfying to look at. Check out this and other designs at TO MARKET IN STYLE Reusable bags are a must when you shop, and there’s nothing wrong with looking stylish when you do…

3 min
selvedge designer edge

Ali Scott invites you to meander through fields of wildflowers, dip your toes into the sparkling water along the shoreline and enjoy the fading light as sun slowly sets. Browsing through her gallery of felted landscapes and seascapes, it’s easy to be immersed in Ali’s wild and wonderful world. Just like her artworks, Ali is vibrant and joyful. She’s passionate about felt making and capturing the beauty of her surroundings. Ali was introduced to felting through a friend 18 years ago and immediately fell in love with the craft. “Initially I made everything possible in felt, from bags to hats, brooches to scarves,” she says. “I felted over pebbles from the beach and enjoyed discovering what this seemingly magical fibre could do. It was quite an adventure!” However, creating felt ‘paintings’…

3 min
rainbow bunting

MATERIALS • 17 x 21cm (7 x 8 1/2in) rectangles of 12 assorted floral print fabrics in a rainbow palette — Robyn has used Liberty Tana Lawn • 17 x 21cm (7 x 8 1/2in) rectangles of 12 assorted solid linen fabrics in a rainbow palette • Fusible web • 3m (3 1/4yd), 12.5mm ( 1/2in) double-fold bias binding in a coordinating floral print. Robyn has used Liberty Tana Lawn Binding • 12wt thread in matching thread for embroidery • Embroidery needle • Machine sewing thread in neutral • Template plastic • Fine-point permanent-marking pen • Pencil • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Sewing machine with 1/4in foot • General sewing supplies Finished size: 2.75m x 20cm (3yd x 8in) Note: Read all the instructions before starting the project. A seam allowance of 1/4in is used throughout. Instructions are given for using the printed Pattern…

4 min
breeze on lee

MATERIALS • 50 squares, 25cm (10in) of assorted coordinating print fabrics • 40cm ( 1/2yd) navy stripe print fabric (binding) • 2.6m (2 3/4yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 132cm (52in) square • Appliqué needle • Small appliqué pins • Cotton appliqué thread in matching colours • Perle 8 threads in matching colours • Template plastic • Fine-point permanent-marking pen • Scissors with fine sharp point • Sewing machine with 1/4in foot • General sewing supplies Finished size: 121cm (47 1/2in) square Note: Read all the instructions before starting the project. A seam allowance of1/4in is used throughout. It is recommended that fabrics be 100% cotton, pre-washed and well ironed. Requirements are based on fabrics 112cm (44in) wide. Anorina used two different 10in layer cakes in her project. Instructions are given for using the printed Pattern Sheet in the magazine, but you can also download…

2 min
new season's yarns, accessories & more

ITALIAN YARN Laines du Nord has been producing yarn of the highest quality with care and passion for more than 40 years. Calor Yarns and Design has introduced this range of Italian yarns to Australia and New Zealand. Animal welfare is a high priority in the production of the yarn, as are eco-sustainable techniques, enabling the company to obtain certifications recognising this commitment throughout the world. Calor Yarns and Design distributes this range, and others, throughout Australia and New Zealand. Visit the website to find the other ranges, colour swatches and more: POEMA TWEED — 150g/600m Composition is 95% wool (mulesing free), 5% viscose. Available in six colours. This yarn is beautifully graded and incredibly soft; each ball is the same. ECO BABY — 50g/175m Composition is 100% wool, Global Organic Textile Standard…

5 min
sage poncho intermediate knitting

MATERIALS • Laines du Nord Merino Yak 50g: 12 balls in Colour 10 (sage) • One pair of 4.50mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles OR 4.50mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle (or size needed to give correct tension) • Wool needle Finished sizes: Width (approx): 65cm (25 1/2in) Length (approx): 153cm (60in) Note: This is an intermediate skill-level knitting project. Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters. Check the ball bands to ensure all yarn is from the same dye lot. Laine du Nord yarns are distributed in Australia by Calor Yarns. ABBREVIATIONS approx = approximate, beg = beginning, cm = centimetres, cont = continue, K = knit, P = purl, patt = pattern, psso = pass slipped st over, rem = remain/ing, rep = repeat, RS = right side, sl = slip, st/s = stitch/ es,…