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Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun October 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 Bev Sawyer, from Marybrook, WA, for her A Day by the Sea project: “Most of the quilts I make are given to family members to celebrate births, weddings and special birthdays, so when my husband surprised me at Christmas with a subscription to Homespun, I was not going to be short on inspiration in the coming year. Yvonne Westwood’s A Day by the Sea in the January 2016 issue (Vol 17 No 1) was the perfect fit for the pending arrival of my nephew’s daughter. His wife has sailed since she was young, and he is an avid fisherman. I hope Georgie enjoys her little quilt, cuddled up in front of the TV, making a playmat on the floor or building a cubby with her big sister ... just…

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best of the best from pinterest

Best prehistoric Little cuties are a sight for saurus eyes! Designer: With Hugs And Kisses Contact: www.withhugsandkisses.etsy.com, www.withhugsandkisses.co.uk, @withhugsandkisses.co.uk (Instagram), info@withhugsandkisses.co.uk Best medieval In days of old when knights were bold … Designer: LaRoba Contact: www.larroba.com, www.etsy.com/es/shop/LaRoba, www.facebook.com/larrobadevicky Best modern breeds You’ll have your handful with these pooch puppets Designer: Widia Librianti Contact: thefloralblossom.com, www.etsy.com/shop/FloralBlossom, @floral_blossom (Instagram), thefloralblossom@gmail.com cutie ply GREEN SLEEVES The Pop Tots pattern book from Patons is inspirational. First, it is full of sweet knits for babies and children up to size 4, and all are completely charming. And then there’s the fact that it’s beautifully photographed and styled. Towards the back, you come to this little treasure – a proper, chunky cable knit, but pint-sized. It’s an ‘intermediate-level’ project done in Patons Big Baby 8 ply. You can buy the book at craft outlets,…

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pin interest

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 1: THE LITTLE, TINY, WEENY SHOP OF HORRORS How are we supposed to feel spooked by these little felt Halloween ornaments when they are just so cute? They’re the work of Patrick and Alicia, from Felt with Love Designs, who can walk you through the making process at www.feltwithlovedesigns.com/2014/10/16/felt-halloween-ornaments-tutorial-free-pattern-set-2. PRINCESS CROWN Think back! When you were a little girl, wouldn’t you have traded your baby brother for a crown like this? It’s perfect, bejewelled with pearl beads and trimmed with lace and flowers. It’s positively majestic. Lia Griffith clearly recalled her young dreams of becoming a princess, and she put the memory to good use by making this treasure. She shares her how-to at liagriffith.com/make-a-felt-and-lace-princess-crown. Contacts: Lia Griffith, visit liagriffith.com. HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2: SWEET GHOSTS! Every home should have them!!!! Well, at least at Trick…

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diary dates

NSW – Country October 31-November 5 South Grafton Jacaranda Embroidery Group biennial Embroidery Exhibition; South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 2 Wharf St, South Grafton. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm. All money raised goes to local charities and NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Vic – Country October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, November 1 Portarlington Bellarine Quilters’ biennial Quilt Show; Portarlington Mill, Turner Ct. Display of members’ quilts, quilt shop, trading table, raffle quilt and demonstrations. Open 12 noon-4pm. Entry $5, concession $4, family $12. Entry fee is donated to the National Trust. More information: Phone Christine Fox on (03) 5251 3974. October 15-16 Castlemaine Goldfields Quilters’ biennial Exhibition; St Mary’s hall, cnr Hargraves and Lyttleton Sts. Quilt raffle, retail outlets, trading table. Open Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Entry $7, children under 12 free. More information: Phone Christine on 0448 049 330, email…

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making your mark

Here’s a sweet beginners’ project courtesy of Kylie McGinnity, of Handmade Kids, and Brother – calico-based bookmarks with floral and lace decorations. These were originally made as a Mother’s Day idea, but we figure they make a perfect small gift for anyone, anytime. And as Kylie notes, they lend themselves to being customised with cross stitch, hand stitching, felt or screen prints. HERE’S HOW: Materials • Fabric for bookmark such as calico or linen • Scraps of floral print fabric for appliqué • Fusible web such as Heat’n Bond • Fusible interfacing (optional) • Matching threads • Embellishments such as lace, buttons, beads, ribbon, pompom trim • Brother sewing machine • Erasable fabric-marking pen or pencil • Scissors/rotary cutter and mat • Ruler • General sewing supplies 1 Iron the fabric to remove any creases. Measure out two rectangles – 10 x 20cm (4…

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book nook

Sew Home by Erin Schlosser, US$25.95 You’ve got the fabric, threads and sewing machine: why not use them to create soft furnishings for your home? If you see yourself as a crafter, rather than a decorator, this book will provide you with the skills and confidence to work on a larger scale to create curtains, blinds, bed linens, lampshades (such as the one shown), even cushions for your outdoor furniture. Erin begins with a very useful, pragmatic introduction to design, choosing fabrics and how to work with home-decor, rather than craft, fabrics. There’s also a section showcasing techniques such as inserting zippers, blind hemming and piping. Instructions for 31 projects follow: we found them to be quite detailed, well written and illustrated with helpful diagrams. This book could be the beginning…