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Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun December 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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my patch™ lovers of the material.

THREAD CLUB Sue Spargo’s Eleganza Perle 8 cotton collection Thread Club is NOW available. These threads are designed to meet the specific needs of hand stitchers, embroiderers and embellishers. Eleganza is made from 100% long staple Egyptian cotton. Sue has designed a bright, saturated color palette along with a unique line of variegates over 90 colours available. Join our Thread Club today and you will receive the following; 4 reels (2 plain & 2 variegated) per month $29.90 plus postage. JIGSAW CLUB Over 12 months, grow your sewing collection withgorgeous fabrics, English piecing papers and templates as you learn how to create new designs using new shapes. Each month you will receive a set of English Paper Piecing shapes and 4 fat eighths of fabrics. Through this program you get the chance to…

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craft alive diary

Craft Alive Toowoomba, QLD 10-12 FEBRUARY This show kicks off the Australian craft show season – with over 70 exhibitors from all over Australia. Learn: Sue Daley, English Paper Piecing specialist, fabric designer, author and international tutor. Watch a demo, grab a photo, and become an expert. Must Do: Get involved with Quilts of Hope. Check out the display of amazing quilts at the show and join the event. Sign up for your block and give back even more for children with cancer and their families. STITCH ! CASTLE HILL, NSW 17-19 FEBRUARY The Hills District of Sydney will be filled to the brim with the latest fabrics, needle craft supplies & patterns. Come Learn From: Annie London, Designer Stitches. Just back from her latest UK teaching tour. Annie will be demonstrating all weekend, including sharing traditional methods…

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big news

cosy PROJECT GET READY! One-stop shop for 100s of digital patterns and online tutorials from Homespun and Quilters Companion. This fantastic resource brings together craft collections like no other, with loads of stitch shopping – quilts, embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué, toys & dolls, knitting & crochet, bags, home accessories and more. All delivered instantly to your inbox. Go to www.cosyproject.com PLUS It’s time for a SNEAK PEEK at Homespun’s 2017 Block of the Month, from joint designers Claire Turpin and Jemima Flendt. The new BOM is all about kids, with a brilliant children’s quilt/play mat/ toy-storage bag. It’s big and bright and full of fun, with interactive elements and lots of softies. We’re sure it will bring big smiles to little faces. All will be revealed in Homespun February 2017 issue. That’s only a…

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pattern & palette play

Suppliers: • Craft Project – Charles Parsons: 1300 364 422, info@craftproject.com.au, www.craftproject.com.au. • Millhouse Collections: (07) 5449 1936, sales@millhousecollections.com, www.millhousecollections.com. • PK Fabrics: (02) 9557 2022, sales@pkfabrics.com.au, www.pkfabrics.com.au. Fabrics shown were available at the time of going to print, unless stated otherwise. Check with the suppliers for current availability and your nearest stockist.…

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selvedge designer edge

MARIA WIGLEY Classy cursive, trailing, loose thread ends and lacy lettering. Maria Wigley’s ‘threadmanship’ is practised and precise … and making text float is no mean feat. An array of writings is translated into stitched gallery pieces by this UK-based textile artist. “Poetry and songs have a huge influence over my work, as does listening to anecdotes about other people’s lives,” says Maria. “I certainly do not see myself as a writer, but I do involve my own thoughts as stitched text.” Her floating embroidered text is created using strong, soluble fabric, thread, a darning presser foot, sewing machine and an embroidery hoop. Maria free-machine embroiders the text and then dissolves the fabric. “The key to creating anything using soluble fabric is making sure you don’t have any floating islands. That way, the…

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stitched-up wreaths

FELTED ACORNS Made by Claire Armstrong From Pillarboxblue, www.pillarboxblue.com SPOOLS Made by Laurie Matthews From Dresden Lane, www.dresdenlane.com, @dresdenlane (Instagram) YARN WRAPPED Made by Ashlee Park From My So Called Crafty Life, www.mysocalledcraftylife.com FELT FLOWERS & POMPOMS Made by Beverly McCullough From Flamingo Toes, www.flamingotoes.com RIBBONS Made by Lynette Rice From Cleverly Simple, www.cleverlysimple.com CROCHET Made by Julia Crossland From Julia Crossland Art, juliacrosslandart.blogspot.com SEWING PATTERNS & VINTAGE NOTIONS Made by Lynda Kanase From Lynda Creates, lyndacreates.com, lyndacreates@cox.net, LyndaKanase (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) FABRIC COVERED Made by Nikki Crowe From Lolie Jane, loliecraft.blogspot.com, www.flickr.com/photos/ crustyshoes (Flickr) POMPOM WRAPPED Made by Sarah McKenna From BombshellBling, www.bombshellbling.com…