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Australian Homespun November 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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tranquility crafts ‘n supplies

PETITE RED ROBINS Delightful pattern from Gail Pan which measures 95cm x 95cm (37” x 37”). Pattern includes hand embroidery, needleturn appliqué and machine piecing. Pattern only $15.50 (plus p&h). Kit $70.00 (plus p&h) which includes all the fabric for quilt top, binding and embroidery thread. KALEIDESCOPIC HOUNDS A fun bright quilt measuring 170cm x 170cm. Cost of kit is $105.00 (plus p&h) which includes all the fabric for quilt top, binding and pattern. 37 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds 3039 Telephone: 03 9375 3575 Email: tranquilitycrafts@bigpond.com.au…

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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Lorinna Scott, from Greystanes, NSW, for her Fleur quilt project: “My inspiration came from Katrina Hadjimichael’s quilt, Fleur, in Homespun Celebrating 150 Issues Collectors’ Edition (November 2015/Vol 16 No 11). When I was looking for my next project, I found this and it seemed perfect to create this beautiful quilt using my leftover ‘French General’ fabrics. The original version had two borders more than mine, but it proved to be a great solution for using my stash. My quilt was professionally quilted by Quilt Me Quilts in an overall feather pattern, which enhanced the design beautifully. While I’m enjoying my new quilt, I’ll look forward to yet another inspiring issue of a great magazine. Thank you Homespun.” Congratulations to Lorinna for her great effort. As the winner this month, she…

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pin interest

BLANCO BEAR & HIS BLANKIE The ultimate knitting juxtaposition: Shepherd’s ultra-cute white knitted teddy lying on Cleckheaton’s ultra-classy mosaic rug. And the two work together like a charm. Patterns for both of these two intermediate-level projects can be found in the Junior Merino Collection book – along with numerous other tempting kids’ knits. Pick up the pattern book at your favourite craft outlet, call 1800 337 032 or visit cleckheaton.com.au or shepherdyarns.com.au. CROCHET COMFORT ZONE Why have 2D when you can have squishy, comfy, puffy, 3D crochet? Good to look at and bottom-friendly to sit on. Plus, this honeycomb design from Bethany Dearden is an inventive new way of creating chair cushions. And that’s always to be applauded. But before you can sit on it, you’ll need to stitch it. Find out how…

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diary dates

NSW – Country November 11-13 Gerringong Quilt Show; Gerringong Town Hall, 106 Fern St. Refreshments for sale all day. Open Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Entry $5. More information (and entry forms): Email rbailey1@outlook.com or search ‘Gerringong Children’s Medical Research Institute’ on Facebook. NSW – Newcastle November 12-13 Broadmeadow Novocastrian Quilters’ Quilt Exhibition; Police Citizens’ Youth Club Newcastle, cnr Young and Melbourne Sts. Display of quilts and other artistic works, refreshments available, craft goods for sale. Quilt raffle with proceeds to Riding for the Disabled. Open Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Entry $5, children under 12 free. More information: Phone Margaret Lane on 0418 250 211, email margblane@hotmail.com or visit novocastrianquilters.blogspot.com.au. QLD – Gold Coast November 11-13 Southport Stitch! By CraftAlive Southport; Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St. A show dedicated to patchwork, needlework, knitting, embroidery and all things stitching,…

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could this be the world’s longest embroidery? – you can help make it longer

The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW aims to “encourage the art of embroidery while maintaining a high standard of design and technique”. Founded in 1957, its headquarters are in Concord West (Sydney), where members gather for meetings and to shop for supplies and administration takes place. The building also has a specialist library and a collection of historical and contemporary embroideries. However, the old office was no longer up to the task, requiring an upgrade to meet current building codes. Visionary members saw the opportunity to do far more. It could also include gallery space for exhibitions, purpose-built classrooms, an additional storey, a lift for better access and more, becoming an architect-designed world-class centre of excellence for embroidery, no less, but costing at least $1.5m. A generous bequest got things started, and a…

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book nook

Hack That Tote by Mary Abreu, US$24.95 This book is presented as 10 variations on a pattern for a basic tote bag, but that seems to undersell it. It’s certainly not a book that provides instructions for a huge variety of different bags, but equally, these projects aren’t ‘just totes’ made in different colours and sporting different embellishments: there’s much more value here than that. There’s some very useful information up front about how to modify a bag pattern (even though that work has been done for you in this book), as well as an overview of different fabrics, interfacings and stabilisers, bag hardware and design elements to use. Instructions are provided for the basic tote bag and the ‘hacks’, each of which comes with its own detailed instructions and lots…