Australian Homespun June 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

1 min
readers’ showcase

We’ve received lots of letters from readers who have completed our fabulous 2017 BOM, Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo. These four will each receive a book as a thankyou for sharing. Tracey Millward, from Rothwell, Qld: “I was thrilled to learn that I was to become a grandmother for the first time, so when the February 2017 issue of Homespun arrived soon after with the block of the month, Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, by Claire Turpin and Jemima Flendt, I knew I had to make it. What fun I had each month as I eagerly anticipated the new block. Thank you to the team at Homespun for all the inspiring ideas and patterns you keep delivering.” Stephie Bridger, from Heathmont, Vic: “I’m submitting my mum’s handiwork, making one of…

2 min
pin interest

BLISS ON A STICK Sweet little treat reproductions in felt – served up by Lia Griffith. Her easy-to-follow tutorial is at Cool! CABLE TABLE Want to go one better than plain ol’ pine for your living spaces? How about a cable-knit coffee table? The knit is supported by a metal frame and topped with a mango-wood disc. It measures 84cm (diameter) x 45.5cm (height) and is available from Ian Snow Ltd, GRANDMA’S NOT TO BE SNEEZED AT! Isn’t this a lovely way to make a memory quilt – with a collection of Gran’s floral handkerchiefs? By their very nature they work beautifully together, and they are a lasting tribute to a wonderful relative. This is the work of Tina Egner, of Emily Ann’s Kloset (website:; email: Quote “I will continue to freak out…

2 min
diary dates

NSW – Country July 13-15 Port Macquarie Timeless Quilters’ Quilt Show; Panthers Port Macquarie, 1 Bay St. Display of quilts, toys and charity quilts. Sale tables and charity raffle. Open Fri & Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Entry $5. More information: Phone Lee on 0402 437 604, Sue on 0408 069 282 or Ruth on 0439 245 845. Vic – Melbourne June 30 Williamstown Seabreeze Quilters’ Quilt-In: ‘Celebrating the Sisterhood’; Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson St. Guest speakers, traders, raffles, show-and-tell and open challenge. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $10. More information: Visit For tickets and challenge entry, email or contact Julie on 0409 527 217. July 14 Melton Willows Quilting Group Quilt In; Seniors Centre, McKenzie St. Shops and guest speaker Michelle De Groot. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $7. More information: Email Diane at or Maureen at Vic – Country July…

1 min
pictures & portraits

3 x CRAFT ARTWORKS Anything as splendiferous as stitch crafts deserves to be set in print. And that’s just what Sarah Watts, from Craftedmoon, has done. Sweet and funny, her stationery and artworks cover everything from knitting bears to kittens posing as the ‘Seam Reaper’ (oddly enough, not frightening at all!). There are lots of designs to enjoy at or 3 x STITCHED PORTRAIT PINS The crafty person’s answer to old Wedgwood cameos are these wonderful embroidered brooches – the work of Defne Güntürkün, of Creamente. We show you a turn-of-last-century bearded gent; a long-locks, Flower Power chick; and a Regency maiden, but there’s a gallery load more on and…

2 min
pattern & palette play

01 FreeSpirit ‘Sweet Dreams’ Source Code – Glisten PWAH119.GLIST, designed by Anna Maria Horner. Distributed by XLN Fabrics. 02 Moda Fabrics ‘Beach Road’ 18138-25, designed by Jen Kingwell. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 03 Riley Blake Designs ‘Flora and Fawn’ Garden C6731-WHITE, designed by Amanda Herring. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. 04 Northcott ‘Willowberry’ 21953-28, designed by Angela Kilpatrick. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 05 Moda Fabrics ‘Painted Garden’ 11812-16, designed by Crystal Manning. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 06 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Boho Fusion’ Illusionist Vine Boho FUS-B-206, designed by Bari J. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. 07 Northcott ‘Willowberry’ 21949-49, designed by Angela Kilpatrick. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 08 Moda Fabrics ‘Beach Road’ 18134-11, designed by Jen Kingwell. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 09 Northcott ‘Willowberry’ 21949-64, designed by Angela Kilpatrick. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 10 Liberty…

1 min

• Craft Project – Charles Parsons: 1300 364 422,, • Dayview Textiles: (02) 9607 2724,, • Lloyd Curzon Textiles: (08) 8362 2451,, • Millhouse Collections: (07) 5351 1400,, • Nutex Wholesalers: (New Zealand) +64 9 846 6366,, • PK Fabrics: (02) 9557 2022,, • The Strawberry Thief:, • Two Green Zebras: (02) 9553 7201,, • XLN Fabrics: (02) 9621 3066,,…