Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun December 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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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Tammurah Lamson, from Deepwater, NSW, for her My My Butterfly quilt: “I was so glad to pick up my August copy of Homespun (Vol 16 No 8), as a niece was born earlier that month and I was struggling for inspiration for a suitable quilt for her. Then I opened it to Monica Poole’s cot quilt, and it was just perfect! So I headed for my fabric stash and created a quilt in the right colours for her nursery. I quilted it in the traditional manner, as I did not have any pre-quilted fabric and I had a bit of fun with free-motion quilting on the appliqué (still have my learner plates on there). I’m very pleased with the results. Thanks so much for your great mag – I’m…

pin interest

PERFECT PATCHES One of the sweetest designs in Patons Crochet Cuties pattern book is this Motif Vest, which is alive with bright colour worked in all sorts of crochet patterns. It’s a little masterpiece that your child is going to love. Worked in Regal 4-ply cotton or Big Baby 4 ply, it’s ideal for intermediate-level crocheters. Your nearest yarn store should have a copy of this book. If not, call 1800 337 032 or visit www.patonsyarns.com.au. BEYOND BOLEYN Whoever said there’s nothing new in the world clearly hasn’t seen Shirlee McGuire’s wonderful brooches. They’re themed around Henry VIII’s multiple wives, so there’s plenty of scope for making a full range!!! “I create work inspired by characters from history and classic literature – wearable art, pieces on canvas or framed and freestanding sculptures,” says…

pattern & palette play

01 RJR Fabrics ‘Perfect Pitch’ 2456-001, designed by Dan Morris. Distributed by Dayview Textiles. 02 RJR Fabrics ‘Perfect Pitch’ 2459-001, designed by Dan Morris. Distributed by Dayview Textiles. 03 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘In Tune’ RK1566015 (Ivory colourway), designed by Studio RK. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 04 RJR Fabrics ‘Perfect Pitch’ 2458-003, designed by Dan Morris. Distributed by Dayview Textiles. 05 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘In Tune’ RK1569114 (Natural colourway), designed by Studio RK. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 06 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘In Tune’ RK156612 (Black colourway), designed by Studio RK. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 07 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘In Tune’ RK1566315 (Ivory colourway), designed by Studio RK. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 08 RJR Fabrics ‘Perfect Pitch’ 2457-001, designed by Dan Morris. Distributed by Dayview Textiles. 09 RJR Fabrics ‘All Amped Up’ 2236-002, designed by Dan…


Cutting edge Recent food and entertaining hype may spell culinary excellence, but it puts pressure on dinner-party hosts to outperform friends. They not only need to serve up something scrummy, but also have to make the table presentation special. Designer dinnerware is one solution but it’s a little easy – and expensive. And, besides, we think Homespun readers might prefer something that requires a little creative ingenuity. Hence our buttoned-up approach. Let’s start with the cutlery. This natty presentation idea couldn’t be simpler – and it’s a super-fun way to make use of surplus buttons. The buttons need to be generous enough in size to take fine gift-wrap ribbon threaded through their holes to secure them in place. In a matter of seconds, you’ve created a conversation-starter decoration to score you…

selvedge designer edge

FRÉDÉRIQUE MORREL Bring an image of Parisian artists to mind and chances are it will involve easels in Montmartre squares and bereted figures selling pictures on the banks of the Seine. Or perhaps masterpieces on Louvre walls, if you’re taking it up a cultural notch or two. Well, let’s fix another picture in your imagination – one that puts a fresh twist on those hackneyed perceptions and brings delight and whimsy, making you want to touch and pat and stare. The setting for this different artistic perspective is just a little wilder and wackier, taking place in an apartment in Paris’s 10th arrondissement, on the Right Bank – not far from those artist/vendors in Montmartre, as the crow flies (or as the deer walks, in this case ). Step into Frédérique Morrel’s apartment and…

spell it out in …

01 ink & weave tea towels are made from linen and are screen-printed with deliciously dry messages. 02 Function and aesthetically focused design have intersected at Fenton & Fenton. We love the criss-cross pattern on the ‘Ike Rope’ chair, which is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. 03 Update your tableware with striking Ikea solutions. We’ve mixed and matched products from the Tickar, Ungdom and Skäck ranges. 04 This clock has numbers; just not for telling the time! Contact Independence Studios for your nearest retailer of the scrambled ‘Mixed #’s’ clock. 05 MiniWilla’s whimsically graphic ‘Hello’ tray is made from birch and is available from Leo and Bella. 06 We love the fun print, moccasin silhouette and tassel detail on this Radical Yes! dotty design. 07 “I wanted to make a chair that has a distinct…