Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun December 2020/January 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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4 min
rosehip cushion

MATERIALS • Fat quarter pale salmon print fabric• Fat quarter medium salmon print fabric• Fat quarter solid white linen• 20in square of salmon stripe print fabric (cushion back)• Two 20in squares of batting• 40cm (16in) zipper. Ali used one with rose-gold teeth and an accent pull. She purchased it by the metre from Adelaide-based company, Who Says Sew (• Erasable fabric-marking pen or Hera marker• 50cm (20in) square cushion insert• Salmon pink Perle 8 cotton and size 8 embroidery/ sharps needle• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• Sewing machine with 1/4in and zipper feet• General sewing supplies Finished quilt size: 46cm (18in) square Note: Read all instructions before starting the project. Requirements are based on fabric 107cm (42in) wide. CUTTING 1 From the pale salmon print fabric, cut: • 13 squares, 3 1/2in • Two rectangles, 1 x…

3 min
selvedge designer edge

One of embroidery artist Emillie Ferris’ favourite quotes is a Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Since teaching herself to embroider with a handful of materials (a hoop, thread, needle and an old pillowcase), Emillie has been passionate about embroidery and passing on the message that it’s never too late to learn this fulfilling artform. Before Emillie first picked up a needle and thread, the word embroidery would conjure images of women embroidering by windows and fireplaces during the medieval and Victorian eras. “It wasn’t something I had seen in reality other than in haute couture or on costumes in movies,” she says. “I would think to myself, wouldn’t it be lovely to be connected to such a timeless…

2 min

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7 min
outback craft tours

With pandemic impacts including closed borders and long-distance travel a distant hope, Australians are turning to our regional, outback and coastal destinations. The highway beckons! Let’s consider combining a few major destinations, seeking out the local patchwork and craft shops and related museums, and heading off with like-minded souls on a road trip with Michelle Marvig as your tour leader! Grab a coffee and get comfy on your coach as you discover the charming, quaint and amazing places that Australia has to offer and where you will find good food, gorgeous scenery and friendly locals. To help you while away the hours travelling by coach you can get started on a patchwork project specially designed by Michelle for the group. Starting in Horsham, we will essentially continue in a northly direction, with Alice…

5 min
the sweetest thing

MATERIALS • 40 charm squares, 16.5cm (6½in), of assorted fabrics – Jodi used a Tilda charm pack with two squares of each fabric• Two ply Perlé No 5 crochet cotton: six 50g balls of ecru• Darning needle• 2.35mm (US 1/B, UK 13) crochet hook• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Stitch used: Blanket stitch Finished size: 96 x 78cm (38 x 30¾in) Note: Read all the instructions before starting the project. It is recommended that fabrics be 100% cotton. This quilt is double-sided but contains no batting. Seams of ¼in are used throughout. Australian and UK terminology is used for the crochet instructions – North American readers should refer to a crochet manual to ensure they interpret the instructions correctly. If you can’t locate a 2.35mm crochet hook, a 2.25mm one should…

11 min
anya the christmas angel

MATERIALS • 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in) white wool felt• 15 x 25cm (6 x 10in) light grey wool felt• One wooden doll peg and stand - 11.5cm (4 1/2in) tall• DMC stranded embroidery cotton in Blanc (white) and Pearl Grey (415)• DMC Mouline Etoile embroidery thread in silver (C415)• 40cm (16in) ivory ricrac — Carolyn used hand-dyed vanilla cotton ricrac from Lady Dot Creates• 50cm (20in) pale grey rayon ribbon, 10mm ( 3/8in) wide• Two 8mm ( 5/16in) natural wooden beads (hands)• 25cm (10in) silver cord, 2mm ( 1/16in) diameter (hanging loop)• One 6mm ( 1/4in) and one 11mm ( 3/8in) off-white heart-shaped button — Carolyn used buttons from a packet of Sprinkles hand-dyed micro-mini buttons in champagne• Two white cotton chenille sticks/pipe cleaners, 15cm (6in) long• 5m (5…