Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun June 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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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Kokila Haddon, from Carrum Downs, Vic, for her Pockets the Elephant project: “As soon as I saw Pockets the Elephant, by Simone Gooding, in the February 2016 issue (Vol 17 No 2), I fell in love with him. I am a little (a lot) obsessed with elephants and knew that I had to make him immediately. Well, almost immediately. I had to wait for my 100% wool felt to arrive in the mail. I think he is adorable and have been looking for some more May Blossom patterns to add to my collection. Thanks for a great magazine!” Congratulations to Kokila for her great effort. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following prizes: •Colour Knitting with Confidence book, by Nguyen Le, guides you through techniques, including stripes,…

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pin interest

ELEGANT EASY STITCH Sometimes, the very best things are the simplest – like this stylish garter-stitch knitted throw. Off-white and golden stripes are embellished with nothing more frivolous than four corner tassels, which are as easy to make as the rug itself. This pattern is worked in Patons chunky Inca yarn and is one of the designs featured in the Patons, Cleckheaton and Panda Throws and Rugs No. 357 pattern book, available from your favourite craft supplier. Or contact 1800 337 032 or patonsyarns.com.au for your nearest stockist. THE CURIOUS ENCASEMENT OF BUTTONS Jean Kake, of Quilted Cupcake, never intended using her vintage Goodwill Singer sewing machine, which she picked up for a mere $15. It was always going to be just a lovely, evocative decoration for her studio. But when she got…

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diary dates

Vic – Melbourne June 18-19 Sunbury Sunbury Stitchers & Quilters’ ‘Fifty Shades of Red’ Quilt Show; Memorial Hall, Stawel St (Melway 382E4). Shops, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds from charity quilt raffle will go to Sunbury C.F.A. Open Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Entry $7, seniors $5. More information: Phone Evelyn on 0449 142 485. July 9 Melton Willows Quilting Group Quilt In; Senior Citizens Hall, McKenzie St (Melway 337 C9). Guest speaker is Neil Chisholm. Morning and afternoon tea supplied. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $7. More information: Phone Maureen on (03) 9743 3962 or email mamohr@iprimus.com.au. Vic – Country June 17-19 Bendigo CraftAlive Bendigo; Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Rd. Bringing together both talented interstate and local exhibitors, focusing on creative hand-finished products, DIY products, craft supplies, homewares and creative workshops. Open 10am-5pm. More information: www.craftalive.com.au. July 1-3 Ballarat CraftAlive Ballarat; Mercure Convention…

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book nook

Tilda’s Toy Box by Tone Finnegar, $44.99 Tilda fans will be delighted with Tone’s latest book. It provides instructions for making dolls with numerous outfits; cute softies, including a monkey, snake, whale and parrot (see photo above); and soft furnishings for children’s bedrooms, such as quilts, cushions and bunting. You can even accessorise your little girl with bags and purse projects. All patterns are provided full size in the back of the book, and each project is illustrated with an array of photographs and diagrams. Homespun readers who are making our Foxley Village block of the month will be particularly pleased to know that all of the sample projects in the book have been made using the Tilda ‘Sweetheart’ range, which is one of the fabric collections used in Foxley Village. Perhaps…

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pattern & palette play

01 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Classic Collection’ Capel G. Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 02 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Spring/Summer 2016 Season’ Paper Garden D. Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 03 Moda Fabrics ‘Bee Creative’ Ebony Gold 19753-16, designed by Deb Strain. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 04 Windham Fabrics ‘Evelyn’ D419884, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. (To be released soon.) 05 Moda Fabrics ‘Basic Mixologie’ Mustard 33021-29, designed by Studio M. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 06 Windham Fabrics ‘Evelyn’ D419823, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. (To be released soon.) 07 Andover Fabrics ‘Margo’s Mignonettes’ D7794Y, designed by Margo Krager. Distributed by Leutenegger 08 Moda Fabrics ‘Basic Mixologie’ Mustard 33023-29, designed by Studio M. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 09 Rowan/Westminster Fibers ‘Kaffe Fassett Collective: Spring 2015 Collection’ PWGP070.OCHRE, designed by Kaffe Fassett. Distributed…

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selvedge designer edge

HILLARY WATERS FAYLE For most of us, leaves simply mean summer shade and fall colour – we enjoy the underfoot autumn crunch and the year-round rustle of leaves lifted on breezes. But do we appreciate their true potential? Virginia-based artist Hillary Waters Fayle likes to take a closer look at leaves in order to find inspiration for her art. Hillary has combined her expertise in fine stitching with her reverence for nature, to create unique, delicate and breathtaking works of art in the form of embroidered leaves. The idea came to her while working at an environmental education camp. “I had a few hours off one afternoon and I kept looking up at this magnificent oak tree, wondering if I might be able to use my needle skills somehow to sew leaves together.…