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Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun January 2017

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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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Sharni Crossett, from Mt Evelyn, Vic, for her Sunrise Joy quilt project: “The moment I saw this quilt (by Leanne Benson in the February 2016 issue/ Vol 17 No 2), I knew I was going to make it! I loved the colour palette and the movement of the triangles. A piece of sunshine made while I was in the midst of a cold winter, it reminded me that summer was coming. The quilt was so quick to make, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I'm really glad I made it. Now to get it quilted!” Congratulations to Sharni for her great effort. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following prizes: • Karen K. Buckley’s 6in Perfect Adjustable Ruler, courtesy of Legend and Lace.…

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pin interest

CROCHETED FROM THE HEART Where to keep the balls of wool you’re working with right now? In your own hand-crocheted heart basket, of course! The tutorial on how to make this little sweetie comes courtesy of Stephanie Jessica Lau, from All About Ami – direct link through at www.allaboutami.com/post/146242177101/crochetheartbasket. PERSONALISED LABELLING Good ol’ Brother! They’ve just put out new ribbon-tape cassettes that allow you to personalise your gift wrapping in an instant. And the bonus is that the new range of ribbons and tapes are compatible with all Brother labellers. Each is four metres long and comes in a variety of colours and patterns. They are available from Echidna Sewing Products. Ph: (07) 3390 3600, website: www.echidnaclub.com.au. Or for more info, visit brotherinspires.brother.com.au. CANE AS CANVAS “I think it’s my favourite transformation project I’ve ever…

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stitch newsworthy comments

When journalist Hannah Wise craved escapism from the deadlines and stresses of news reporting, she looked to the comments section of online articles for inspiration. Only she didn’t read the comments, she stitched them. “I am a ‘breaking news’ reporter at The Dallas Morning News, the largest newspaper in Texas, and as you can imagine, our commenters can be rather colourful. After I covered the ambush in downtown Dallas, in which five police officers were killed, I knew I needed a break from screens. So I made a little pattern in Photoshop of a comment that my reporting partner found funny and took a couple of hours to stitch it. The idea came from a need to practise self-care and relaxation coupled with the desire to do something with the nonsensical…

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book nook

Stitches from the Garden by Kathy Schmitz, US$24.98 Kathy Schmitz’s delightful stitchery projects would fit perfectly in the pages of Homespun, making us confident that you will want to indulge in making at least some – possibly all! – of the 15 projects in this book. The designs are all sweet vignettes of birds, flowers and insects found in country gardens, provided at full size, ready for tracing and stitching. The array of different projects to use and display your handiwork includes sewing accessories (such as the pincushion shown above), several bags, wall decorations, journal cover, table runner and the cushion shown on the front cover. The embroidery stitches that Kathy has used are all well-known and relatively simple, so even embroidery novices will enjoy success. The assembly instructions for making…

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pattern & palette play

01 Northcott ‘Peony Passion’ 21289-72, designed by Lynnea Washburn. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. (To be released soon.) 02 Windham Fabrics ‘First Blush’ D41953-2, designed by Red Ruby Designs. Distributed by Leutenegger. 03 Windham Fabrics ‘First Blush’ D41951-4, designed by Red Ruby Designs. Distributed by Leutenegger. 04 Moda Fabrics ‘Lulu Lane’ 29023-16, designed by Corey Yoder. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 05 Moda Fabrics ‘Olive’s Flower Market’ 5031-11, designed by Lella Boutique. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 06 Riley Blake Designs ‘On Trend’ Main C5750-RASPBERRY, designed by Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. 07 Moda Fabrics ‘Just Another Walk in the Woods’ 20522-21, designed by Stacy Iest Hsu. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 08 Northcott ‘Peony Passion’ 21288-21, designed by Lynnea Washburn. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. (To be released soon.) 09 Windham Fabrics ‘First Blush’ D41957-6,…

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ANDREA BROKENSHIRE Flowers are at the very core of American artist Andrea Brokenshire’s life. Big, beautiful blooms! Even as a child, she was drawn to them. When her mother was shopping for fabrics with her daughters, Andrea’s sisters chose pale, quieter designs, while Andrea made a beeline for the brightest bolt in the store – designs alive with colour and florals. The running family joke was, “What kind of crazy fabric is Andrea going to come home with next?” Funny, but that laughing has stopped now that she’s grown up and turning her passion into spectacular works of art – glorious, intricately worked art quilts that combine her love of flowers with her acquired sewing skills. “When I was young, I used to get so excited when I worked on a garment…