Australian Homespun August 2018

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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12 Issues

in this issue

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beyond plain ol' plain & purl

Boy, have we got a revolution in knitting to run by you this month! It’s a feature that will have you scratching your head and rubbing your eyes, trying to work out if what you’re seeing is real … if that sweater is in fact knitted to match that bus upholstery or if that dog is actually dressed in a camouflage leafy coat to melt into the park’s foliage. While it’s all a bit of fun to look at, you can’t help but be blown away by the concept and the craft skills required to execute the patterns. There are garments stitched to make their wearers appear invisible and others that give sportsgrounds, railway platforms and graffiti a whole new perspective. All on page 54 if you’d like to see…

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diary dates

NSW – Wollongong September 8-9 Dapto Illawarra Quilters’ Biennial Quilt Exhibition; Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Highway. Opening night September 7, 6.30-9pm. Quilt display, traders, workshops, gift boutique and refreshments. Proceeds to the Leukaemia Foundation. Open 9.30am-4pm. Entry $8, children under 12 free. More information: Phone Alison on 0407 913 308 or email NSW – Newcastle August 16-19 Broadmeadow Newcastle Stitches & Craft show; Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Brown Rd. Costume-making, quilts, crochet, specialist supplies and textile art exhibit by Studio Art Quilt Associates. Open 10am-4pm. Buy tickets at the door or online. More information: Visit NSW – Country September 7-9 Tamworth CraftAlive show; Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre, Greg Norman Dr. Talented exhibitors, creative hand-finished and DIY product, craft supplies, demonstrations and workshops. Open 9.30am-4pm. More information: Visit September 8-9 Clarence Town Dungog-Clarence Town CWA’s annual Quiltarama; Clarence Town…

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pin interest

Embroiderama Rich with detail, Defne Güntürkün’s stitched accessories are a wonderland of plant subjects, from turnips and artichokes to flowers and cacti. Pin them to your clothing to make a ‘handsome is as handmade’s done’ impact. Contact: Creamente – website:; Instagram: @defnegunturkun. FREE-WHEELING CROCHET First, get yourself one of those wonderfully colourful retro-style bikes now available on the market. Then, personalise it with a granny-square basket cover. Top idea from the ever-creative Robyn Hicks, from Yummy Yarn and Co. For more, visit or email Quote “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou Really, really HAPPY FEET! Never has a movie title been more appropriate than with this penguin made out of a sock. No mean feat (!) for its creator, Stephanie Segall, of Imagine Our…

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if you go down to the woods today …

… you’re in for a big surprise. For every creature that ever there was was gathered there for crocheting because … Well, just because Michelle Moore, of MJ’s Off The Hook Designs, was clever enough to create them in crochet. And make them not just bug’s-ear cute but practical, too. What child is not going to want to rug up in one of these woolly critters when Jack Frost comes tapping at the window? “I wanted to make a hooded blanket with some fun De-Tails!,” says Michelle. “Unique to many of my woodland blankets are the tails graphed into the back of the blanket. I also included little paw and hoof mitts for extra imaginary play fun. Each blanket folds into the hood to create a sweet little pillow when…

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pattern & palette play

01 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wonderland’ Enchanted Leaves Plum WND-2533, designed by Katarina Roccella. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. 02 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Swan Princess Flannel’ RK17303287 (Sweet colourway), designed by Ine Beerten. Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 03 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘City Loft Fusion’ Brave Bloomed City FUS-CL-900, designed by Pat Bravo. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. 04 Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘London Calling 8’ RK17690192 (Spring colourway). Distributed by Two Green Zebras. 05 FreeSpirit ‘All Stars’ Pom Poms – Foxglove PWTP118. FOXGL, designed by Tula Pink. Distributed by XLN Fabrics. 06 Liberty Fabrics ‘Classic Collection’ Wiltshire D (137cm wide). Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 07 Camelot Fabrics ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ Flowers in Orchid D611706042, designed by Heather Rosas. Distributed by Leutenegger. 08 Liberty Fabrics ‘Classic Capsule Collection’ Palmeira B (137cm wide). Distributed and sold by The…

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• Leutenegger: (02) 8046 4100,, • Lloyd Curzon Textiles: (08) 8362 2451,, • Melbourne Fabric: (03) 9636 3516,, • Millhouse Collections: (07) 5351 1400,, • PK Fabrics: (02) 9557 2022,, • The Strawberry Thief:, • Two Green Zebras: (02) 9553 7201,, • XLN Fabrics: (02) 9621 3066,,…