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Australian Homespun September 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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Australia
语言:
English
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Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNERS Miriam Buckley, from Balmoral, Qld, for her Suffolk Park project: “I am sending you a photo of my Suffolk Park flower garden quilt by Tita Leach, which was published in the November 2014 issue of Homespun (Vol 15 No 11). When I saw this quilt, I felt I just had to make it, as it looked so lovely. I whiled away the summer months making the yoyos, stitching away of an afternoon in the coolness of our lounge room. I anticipated it taking me ages to make and I did surprise myself how quickly all the flowers came together. I feel this completed quilt has been my best quilting effort to date. I am 86 years old and it has brought me a lot of pleasure.” Meg Bear, from Wallalong,…

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best of the best fr om

Best fox Feelin’ foxy? Designer: Chelsea Briner Contact: www.gyctdesigns.com Best sheep Feelin’ sheepish? Designer: oktak Contact: www.oktak.com, information@oktak.com Best cat Feelin’ catty? Designer: bubbledog Contact: www.bubbledog.com, , @bubbledogcrafts (Instagram) making waves GENTLY DOES IT Making the most of Cleckheaton’s new colours, this Surfie Sweater stacks up yummy shades in a series of stripes, giving a pretty variegated effect. The 8 ply yarn is called California, hence the appropriate jumper name, and the pattern is designed for intermediate-level knitters. You can find the pattern at your favourite craft outlet, or contact 1800 337 032 or cleckheaton.com.au. NEEDLE CRAFTINESS If you visit The Crafty Gentleman blog at www.thecraftygentleman.net, Mike Aspinall will talk you through this clever little device he made for his knitting needles. “I made this leather knitting needle holder, which you simply push the needles into when you’ve finished using them,” he says. “No more hunting…

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pin interest

MESSAGE IN A SAMPLER These cute cross-stitch sampler brooches are from Laura Howard, the creative hands and bright mind behind the blog Bugs and Fishes, bugsandfishes.blogspot.com (Instagram – @lauralupinhoward). You can access the tutorial at bugsandfishes. blogspot.com/2014/06/blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-cross-stitch-sampler-brooches.htmlhow-to-cross-stitch-sampler-brooches.html. BIG BEDDING Delicious chunky knits make soft and luxe layers for your bed or couch. Wrap yourself up in these throws styled for modern living. Available from Barefoot Gypsy, website: barefootgypsy.com.au. HEN PICKED If you’re looking for a new angle on softies, you couldn’t go wrong with a wee chook, perfectly crafted by Rachel Beyer, from Adventures in Making (www.adventures-in-making.com). Her take on the real thing resulted in creatures that are just as cute but don’t come with responsibility, care or feeding. Does mean you still have to buy your eggs, though! If you go to www.adventures-in-making.com/diy-spring-chicken-plushies, you’ll…

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diary dates

NSW – Country September 9-11 Tamworth CraftAlive Tamworth, Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Greg Norman Dr. 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: Visit www.craftalive.com.au. September 16-18 Orange CraftAlive Orange, Orange Function Centre, Eyles St. 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: Visit www.craftalive.com.au. September 16-18 Batemans Bay South Coast and Country Quilters’ Guild biannual Quilt Exhibition; Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 2 Beach Rd. Proceeds go to South Coast Helicopter Service and other local charity groups. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $5. More information: Email sccq.editor@gmail.com or visit www.southcoastcountryquilters.com. September 17-18 Clarence Town Dungog-Clarence Town CWA Quiltarama; Clarence Town School of Arts Hall, Grey St and…

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pattern & palette play

01 Nutex Wholesalers ‘Australiana – Wildlife’ Kookaburra 11210, Col. 102. Distributed by Nutex Wholesalers. 02 Northcott ‘Mountain Springs’ 21322-42, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 03 Moda Fabrics ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ Autumn 33120-14, designed by Sentimental Studios. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 04 Moda Fabrics ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ Midnight 33125-12, designed by Sentimental Studios. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 05 Moda Fabrics ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ Grass 33123-12, designed by Sentimental Studios. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 06 Andover Fabrics ‘Quail’ Grass D8364Y, designed by Suite 1500. Distributed by Leutenegger. (To be released soon.) 07 Penny Rose Fabrics ‘Majestic Outdoors’ Forest C5573-GREEN, designed by Greg & Company. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. 08 Northcott ‘Mountain Springs’ 21316-34, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 09 Northcott ‘Artisan Spirit Euphoria’ 21308-74, designed by Karen Sikie.…

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selvedge designer edge

SARAH K. BENNING Sarah K. Benning splits her time between a sunny Spanish island and the USA, which makes having a garden pretty difficult. Instead, she creates embroidered indoor gardens, the inspiration for which came from upstate New York’s bleak winters. “It was very difficult to keep a thriving indoor garden under those conditions, so in the depths of winter I began stitching the plants I wished I had ... I very quickly fell in love with the challenge of translating the complex and varied shapes, colours and textures of plants into embroidery,” she says. And when in Menorca, Spain … “Wild cacti and palms naturally grow all over the place. It’s basically heaven on Earth and has only enhanced my focus on greenery in my work.” Her hand-stitched illustrations feature an…