Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun August 2016

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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3 min.
readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Di Renfrey, from Goolwa Beach, SA, for her A Birdwatcher’s Blooms project: “Thank you for this gorgeous pattern (designed by Linda Guy and published in the June 2015/Vol 16 No 6 issue of Homespun). I thought I would send you a photo of my version of it.” Di incorporated some of Linda’s suggested variations as well as a few of her own and changed the colour palette of the threads and fabrics better to suit her white sofa. Congratulations to Di for her great effort. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following prizes: •For Keeps – Meaningful Patchwork for Everyday Living book by Amy Gibson. Each attractive quilt and keepsake is imbued with special meaning as Amy shares their contexts. Published by Lucky Spool. •S is for Stitch…

1 min.
best of the best from pinterest

Best pincushion The sweetest way to dress up a pincushion. Designer: Natalie Jo Contact: piccalillipatchwork.etsy.com Best wreath Hanging out for some yo-yos? Designer: Lisa Cox Contact: www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com,www.etsy.com/shop/aspoonfullofsugar Best necklace Wear your love of yo-yos. Designer: Donna Lawrence Contact: www.etsy.com/shop/YoYoCottage toasty toes TONE POEM We had to get a little poetic with our heading for this crocheted throw because it is a colourful thing of beauty and a joy forever, to paraphrase John Keats. This a new pattern from the Throws and Rugs pattern book jointly published by Patons, Cleckheaton and Panda, and you’ll find lots in here to inspire. Buy it at your favourite craft outlet, or contact 1800 337 032 or patonsyarns.com.au. PLAYING A PART – PRINCESS LEIA WOOLLY WIG We keep coming back to Sarah Zimmerman, from Repeat Crafter Me, because her ideas knock your socks off –…

2 min.
pin interest

BUTTERFLYING COLOURS If you love these two new patterns from Elizabeth Hartman, you’ll be happy to hear that the fabrics (called ‘Paintbox’, from Robert Kaufman) are available this month. Two Green Zebras is the exclusive distributor of these patterns in Australia and New Zealand – you can find out more at www.twogreenzebras.com. BOOK STORE - OF SORTS! We loved this storage tin that has been designed to look just like a vintage craft book. Decorated on all sides, and even inside, it has a convincing spine and pages and is ideal for storing all kinds of crafty bits and pieces. Tucked into a shelf of craft books and magazines, it might also prove to be a fabulous way of storing important documents, jewellery or spare cash. The tin measures 25.5cm x 20.5cm x…

3 min.
diary dates

NSW – Sydney August 12-14 Hunters Hill Hunters Hill Quilters’ biennial Quilt Show; Hunters Hill Town Hall, 22 Alexandra St. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $6. More information: Phone Iris on (02) 9953 5097. August 20-21 Cherrybrook Cherrybrook Quilters’ Quilt Show ‘Winter Weather Quilt Together’; Cherrybrook Uniting Church, 134 New Line Rd. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $5. More information: Email info@cherrybrookquilters.org.au. NSW – Country August 12-22 Bowral Southern Highlands Textile & Fibre Network ‘Journey into Texture’ Exhibition; Bowral & District Art Society (BDAS), 1 Short St. Open 10am–4pm. More information: Email www.shtfn.org. August 27-28 Dapto CareWays Dapto Art and Craft Show; Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy. Open 9am-4pm. More information: Phone Joanne on (02) 4262 1918 or email JoanneR@careways.org.au. September 2-3 Kempsey Macleay Quilters’ 30th Anniversary Quilt Exhibition; Kempsey Showground, Sea St. Open Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Entry $5. More information: Email stitchednbound@gmail.com. September 2-4 Lismore Goonellabah Quilters’ Spring Quilt…

1 min.
rich pickings

Here’s a timeless example of embroidery meets watchmaking. Frenchwoman Sylvie Deschamps is an acclaimed embroiderer who has collaborated with luxury jewellery brand Piaget with ultra-creative results. Reinterpreting the Yves Piaget rose motif on the dial of the Piaget Altiplano watch, she used needle and thread and the micro-pointillism technique to create the effect she was after. An 18k white-gold watch featuring a bezel set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds would normally not need embellishment, but it is all the richer for its exceptional embroidery and the fact that it is a limited edition of just 18. For more information, visit www.piaget.com. WATCH THE PROCESS 1 Using a pricker, the Yves Piaget rose is traced onto white silk fabric. 2 The outline is then drawn on. 3 The outlines of the petals are embroidered with silver…

3 min.
pattern & palette play

01 Windham Fabrics ‘Type’ D35534-2, designed by Julia Rothman. Distributed by Leutenegger. 02 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘One Fish Two Fish’ RK163301 (White colourway), designed by Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 03 Red Rooster Fabrics ‘Basically Low’ RR26416DKGRY (Dark Grey colourway), designed by Helen Stubbings. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 04 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Happy Home’ To Live By Peace HAH-24405, designed by Caroline Hulse. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. 05 Windham Fabrics ‘Sew Hope Full’ D41890-1, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 06 Windham Fabrics ‘Paper Obsessed’ D4168714, designed by Heather Givans. Distributed by Leutenegger. 07 Windham Fabrics ‘Sew Hope Full’ D41889-2, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 08 Windham Fabrics ‘Sew Hope Full’ D41891-1, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 09 Red Rooster Fabrics ‘Basically Low’ RR26517BLA (Black colourway),…