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Australian Homespun September 2018

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


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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Jodie Hoffmann, from Walla Walla, NSW, for her Make Your Own Baby Storybook project: “When I saw the instructions for the Bearhug and Honeybun book by Sedef Imer in the January 2017 issue (Vol 18 No 1), I knew I was making it. It was easy to put together, with the clear instructions. I made the window in the kitchen with a view outside, the fridge/freezer with contents and attached the towel in the bathroom. I’ve had fun rummaging through my stash to find the perfect pieces of fabric, and each book is different. In total, I’ve made six: for a niece, baby-shower gifts, a friend’s child and my grandchildren. I’m certain the recipients are going to love them. Thanks for an inspiring magazine.”…

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Best mug rug Designer: Amanda Weatherill, The Patchsmith Contact: thepatchsmith.blogspot.com, thepatchsmith (Instagram & Facebook) Best ornament Designer: Larissa Holland, mmmcrafts Contact: mmmcrafts.etsy.com, mmmcrafts.blogspot.com, @mmmcrafts (Instagram) Best pincushions Designer: Susana Ledadom, Loganberry Handmade Contact: www.loganberryhandmade.com, @loganberryhandmade (Instagram) ■…

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lunch on the go

The sweetest alternative to a wicker picnic basket is Minki Kim’s Sunnyside Ave Lunch Bag, so named for the apple-studded Riley Blake fabric she used. The construction is a simple pouch with tie tabs at the top and a Minki-special embroidered cutlery pocket on the front. Go to www.minkikim.com for more on this project and for a feast of other ideas. ■…

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diary dates

NSW – Country September 29-October 1 Forster Seaside Heritage Quilters’ 30th Anniversary Exhibition; Holy Name School Hall, Lake St. Quilt display, workshop items, trading table, refreshments and raffles. Also, a display of memorabilia from members and club archives, celebrating the 30th anniversary. Open Sat and Sun 9.30am-4pm and Mon 9.30am-2pm. Free entry. More information: Email seasideheritagequilters@gmail.com. Vic – Country September 8 Shepparton Goulburn Valley Quilters’ Quilt-In; Princess Park (Lemnos Football Club Rooms), Quinan Parade (west end of Nixon St). Tea cosies theme. Patchwork shop. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $7. More information: Email Barb van Leest at bvanleest@hotmail.com. October 5-7 Morwell CraftAlive show; Kernot Hall, cnr of Princes Dr and Monash Way. Bringing together talented exhibitors, focusing on creative hand-finished products, DIY products,…

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pin interest

LITTLE TRIMMERS We’re showing you these WarmCrochet craft scissors simply because they are so sweet, with their grips surrounded by flowers. But they are also pretty practical … they come to a very sharp point, for example, so they get into tight corners and intricate stitching. Plus they are made from a quality stainless steel and alloy and come in four colours. But most of all they are just simply charming. To find out more and to purchase, visit warmcrochet.com or Instagram @warm_crochet. BEETLE MANIA Claire Turpin has done it again with a bright and fun cushion, called Bug It. Pattern or appliqué kit (with all pieces pre-cut with fusible-web backing) available – distributed through Creative Abundance. Contact: Claire Turpin Design – Website: www.claireturpindesign.com; Email: claireturpindesign@gmail.com.…

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brimming with embroidery

Lexi Mire is a photographer and embroidery artist from Florida. And if ever there were a location that cried out for hats, it’s Florida. But Lexi’s designs are so appealing, she’s found a worldwide market for her custom embroidery (www.etsy.com/shop/miremade). To find out more about this thread artist, visit her website alexismire.com and Instagram @leximire. ■…