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Australian Homespun August 2015

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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Australia
语言:
English
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Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Jennifer Herrod, from Ferntree Gully, Vic, for her Happiness Quilt: “I made this quilt from the block of the month from last year (The Happiness Quilt by Monica Poole from Homespun Vol 15 Nos 2-11 – February to November 2014). Finally, I finished it! This quilt has so many firsts for me. It’s the first time that I’ve done appliqué, paper piecing, free-motion quilting around the appliqué and using this quilt-as-you-go method.” Congratulations to Jennifer for her great effort with this BOM quilt. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following prizes: • One 100g ball of Noro Kibou 8 ply yarn. A cotton-wool-silk blend, this self-striping yarn is in colourway 05. It also comes in several other amazing colourways. • One 100g ball of Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal…

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pin interest

PERAMBULATIONS PATTERNS Next time you’re taking your baby out in the stroller, add one of these Chevron Pram Covers to seal the sweetness deal. These tot tuck-ins are from Cleckheaton’s Hand Made Gifts pattern book and they’re not only zigzag gorgeous, they’re easy to make – so you can be new to crocheting and motherhood and knock them dead on both fronts. Pick up a copy of the Hand Made Gifts pattern book at craft outlets or contact cleckheaton.com.au or 1800 337 032 for further information. FASSETT’S FRAGRANT GARDEN Kaffe Fassett’s passion for colour, his fascination with texture and his love of flowers have found expression in a number of different media over the years: textile design, knitwear, needlepoint, ceramics, garden design and, of course, quilt design, including our own China Shop BOM.…

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... & how about a little cross stitch?

That heading should probably read ‘BIG’ cross stitch. This gorgeous graphic comes courtesy of Manuela Barrera Vélez, from her creative Join the Mood blog (www.jointhemood.com – email jointhemood@gmail.com). It makes a great decoration and can be stitched quite quickly by following her instructions. Just link through to www.jointhemood.com/search/label/decor#. VV6LgFJzYwA for the pattern template, and then ... You need: 1. A blank canvas 2. Wool 3. A needle 4. Scissors 5. Tape 6. The pattern template (see above) Steps: 1. Tape the pattern to the centre of your canvas. 2. Using a needle, pierce the canvas at each red dot, using the pattern as a positional guide. 3. Remove the paper pattern and cross stitch where indicated, using your yarn. TIP: You don’t need to have experience in cross stitching to make this DIY project. However,…

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diary dates

Vic – Country August 14-16 Morwell CraftAlive Morwell; Kernot Hall, Cnr Princes Dr and Monash Way. Bringing together both talented interstate and local exhibitors, focusing on creative hand finished products, do-it-yourself products, craft supplies, homewares and creative workshops. Open 10am-5pm. More information: www.craftalive.com.au. NSW – Country August 28-30 Wangi Wangi Wangi Biannual Quilt Show; Wangi Workers’ Club, 11 Market St. Quilt displays, raffle quilt, craft items for sale, proceeds donated to charity. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $6, children free. More information: Phone 0409 900 504. NSW – Sydney August 29-30 Galston Arcadian Quilters’ Biennial Quilt Exhibition; Galston Community Centre, 37 Arcadia Rd. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $5. More information: Phone Carole on (02) 9894 7794. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS & BEARS It can be hard trying to find new and interesting baby buys, so how about a pigeon pair? We thought this monochrome couple of…

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in case of crochet emergency break glass

CROCHET CALAMITY? Let’s not be too earnest about crafting ... there’s also room for a bit of fun, don’t you think? Take Sarah Zimmerman’s approach, for example, when she put together this vivid ‘In Case of Crochet Emergency, Break Glass’ wall-mounted shadow box. She admits to being inspired by others (for example: 9gag.com/gag/5103831; 30minutecrafts.com; and www.ravelry.com/projects/Ambiknitrix) but did her own delicious twist for crochet. Sarah’s blog is Repeat Crafter Me, www.repeatcrafterme.com, and you can link directly through to her making instructions at www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/08/crochet-emergency.html?m=1.…

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learning knitting

This old-time educational verse has taught countless children to knit in the past, but here it’s freshly delivered, with step-by-step photographs, courtesy of Melissa Taylor – teacher, mother and blogger at imaginationsoup.net. First, cast on for your child, then have them repeat the following crafting chant to get their knitting down. THE CASE FOR ARCHITECTURAL JEWELLERY Denise Litchfield, from grrl+dog (dneese.blogspot.com.au), would like to welcome you to her creative threshold with these lovely little house brooches. (You can link directly to them at dneese.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/tiny-stitched-houses-to-wear.html.) Wear them with pride when you step outside your front door. PINT-SIZED PICTURE PENDANTS Husband-and-wife team Shelby and Emad Allaho have a cute little business called eWoodStory, where they make tiny timber frames to accommodate buyers’ personalised stitched pictures. The idea is to sew, knit, crochet, whatever, your own masterpiece,…