Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun December 2019/January 2020

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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1 min.
diary dates

New South Wales February 7-9 Penrith CraftAlive Panthers Penrith, 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith. Open 9.30am-4pm. More information: February 22-23 Mittagong Biennial Quilt and Craft Show The Southern Highlands Quilters’ Guild, Mittagong RSL Club, Cnr Bessemer Street and Hume Highway, Mittagong. Open Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm. More information: Ann (02) 4885 2970 March 6-8 Wagga Wagga CraftAlive The Range Function Centre, 306 Copland Street, Wagga Wagga. Open 9.30am-4pm. More information: April 18-19 Queenbeyan Queanbeyan Quilters' Members’ Exhibition Bicentennial Hall, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Open Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. More information: or call 0414 188 715 Victoria April 3-4 Cranbourne St Johns Quilters’ Creative Adventures Quilt Show St John’s Anglican Church, 27 Childers Street, Cranbourne. Guest speaker Helen Godden Friday @ 7pm. Open 10am-4pm. More information: Dianne (03) 5995 9763 New Zealand March 20-22 Manawatu Quilts @ The Coach House Feilding Kowhai Patchwork Quilters' Club The Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, Feilding, Manawatu.…

1 min.
pin interest

Too much of a good thing? Fans of American TV sitcom The Connors, a spin-off of Roseanne, will be familiar with the family’s crocheted granny-square throw draped over the couch in the lounge room. We love seeing handmade crafts popping up in various shows as much as anyone, but look at the publicity shot American television network ABC used to promote the launch of season 2 — this may just be a bridge too far! Too cute! Would you like to introduce a child to crafting this Christmas? Yellow Octopus has delightful sewing kits to make Petal the Unicorn: they include Petal’s body, stuffing, sewing thread, a plastic needle and full instructions, all packaged in a keepsake tin. Designed for children six years and older. Go to products/petal-the-unicorn-sewing-kit-in-a-tin SENDING A MESSAGE An exhibition that…

9 min.
parterre in bloom

MATERIALS • 85cm (1yd) solid white fabric (centre background, Borders 2, 3 and 5) • 50cm ( 5/8yd) turquoise print fabric (Borders 1 and 4 and binding) • 20cm (¼yd) each of red and green print fabrics (Border 3) • Scraps of assorted green print fabrics (appliqué leaves) and five other fabrics (flower centres) • 90cm (1yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 91 x 102cm (36 x 40in) • 28 x 33cm (11 x 13in) rectangle of lightweight fusible woven interfacing (stitchery stabiliser) • Fusible web • Aurifil Cotton Mako Ne 12 threads in Yellow (2130), Red (2250), Pink (2452), Black (2692), Dark Blue (2725), Blue (2805) and Green (2882) or very fine crochet thread in desired colours (flowers) • Appliqué needle • Size 0.85mm (US 13/UK 7) steel crochet hook • Soft lead pencil or pen • Rotary cutter, ruler and…

2 min.

16 Fat Quarters Facebook: @16fatquarters Aroha Quilts (NZ) Ph: +64 7 884 4590, website: Ashford Wheels & Looms website: Asia Discovery Tours website: Batik Oetoro Ph: (02) 4943 8808, website: Bellarine Sewing Centre Ph: (03) 5221 3034, website: Bernina Australia Ph: 1800 237 646, website: Birch Creative Ph: (03) 9069 4070, website: Brother Australia Ph: 1300 880 297, website: Can Do Books Ph: 1300 308 261, website: Carol's of Midland Ph: (08) 9250 2722, website: Catherina’s Vintage Stitches Ph: (03) 5852 3356, website: www. Clover Manufacturing Website: Cottage Garden Threads Ph: (03) 5668 1513, website: CraftAlive Ph: (03) 9682 5133, website: Cynthia’s Ark Ph: (08) 8527 2120, website: Dragonfly Fabrics Ph: (08) 8948 0691, website: Fabric Pixie Ph: 0415 826 994, website: Faeries in my Garden Ph: (07) 3869 0808, website:…

7 min.
block of the month aldershot meadows

Sharon Burgess, Lilabelle Lane Creations Email:, Instagram: @lilabellelane Quilted by Linda Cotton, Ladybug Quilting Phone: 0417 557 708, Email: FABRIC KEY Finished quilt size: 203cm (80in) square Note: Refer to the Fabric Key for the specific fabrics used in this project. Seam allowances of 1/4in are used throughout for the piecing. Instructions are given for working from the printed Pattern Sheet in the magazine, but you can download the digital patterns from au and print them out instead. PREPARATION 1 This instalment of our Block of the Month provides instructions for making the Potted Blooms blocks for the outer corners of the quilt, completing Border 4 and finishing your project. 2 If you’re not using pre-cut papers, trace the daisy petal (curved Dresden Plate) shape from the Pattern Sheet on to template plastic using…

4 min.
joy to the world

MATERIALS • Fat quarter of off-white cotton or linen fabric (background) • Fat eighth of red print fabric (top and bottom borders) • Fat sixteenth of green tone-on-tone print fabric (top and bottom peeper borders) • 38 x 33cm (15 x 13in) fusible stabiliser • 40 x 36cm (16 x 14in) thin batting (framing) • Cottage Garden Threads in Victor (KD22), Swamp Gum (207), Carrot Seed (310), Dandelion (307) and Oregano (809) • Au Papillon Fil D’or thread in Light Gold • DMC Stranded Embroidery Cotton in White (Blanc) • Embroidery needle • Very fine-pointed fabric marker • A4-size timber frame • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Sewing machine • General sewing supplies Stitches used: Backstitch, French knot, satin stitch, straight stitch Finished size: 29 x 20cm (11 1/2 x 8in) not including frame; 23 x 17.5cm (9 x 7in) design area Note: Read all the…