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Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun

December 2020/January 2021

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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Frequency:
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in this issue

1 min.
pin interest

MACRAMÉ COASTING Add a touch of boho to your chill out space with these macramé coasters from Curly Made. They are easy to make and great for practising macramé circles. Check out the tutorial at www.curlymade.pt/2019/01/ diy-roundmacrame-boho-costers.html BUNNY STITCHES The realistic colours and features on this knit bunny pattern by DotpebblesKnits make it just irresistible. You can find the pattern for this little guy and plenty more playful friends at www.etsy.com/shop/dotpebblesknits REPURPOSED REPRINTS A touch of literal charm with pretty fabrics make these Zipper Book Clutches by See Kate Sew both practical and stylishly quirky. To find out how to make your own, visit www.seekatesew.com AMIGURAMI SAILS Create a beautiful tribute to the seaside with these sweet amigurami boats by Tatiana Saienko. You can find the pattern at www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boat-and-sailboat SAVVY SUMMER SEWING It’s summer time and the sewing is…

1 min.
looking back, looking forward

The biennial exhibition of members’ work from the Macarthur Textile Network will be presented at Campbelltown Arts Centre, from Saturday March 27, through to Sunday May 9, 2021, open daily from 10am-4pm. There will be artist talks each Wednesday at 11am during the exhibition. You can also enjoy a coffee in the Arts Centre Café and a stroll in the Japanese Gardens. Campbelltown Arts Centre is located at 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560. Enquiries can be made by emailing, macarthurtextilenetwork@ gmail.com…

1 min.
diary dates

Let us know about your events – email details to dsegaert@umco.com.au or send them to Homespun Diary Dates, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670. Please notify us at least four months before the event. New Zealand March 19-21, 2021 Stratford Taranaki Taranaki Quilt Festival Stratford War Memorial Centre 55 Miranda St, Stratford Taranaki More information: www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz May 14-16, 2021 Rotorua The Great New Zealand Quilt Show Aotearoa Quilters Energy Events Centre Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua Open: 10am-4pm More information: www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz New South Wales February 26-28, 2021 Sydney Quiltopia Rosehill Events Centre, Sydney Open: 9.30am-4pm More information: www.craftalive.com.au November 28 2020-February 2, 2021 Tamworth Seed Stitch Textiles Australian Design Centre Exhibition Tamworth Regional Gallery 466 Peel Street, Tamworth 2340 More information: (02) 6767 5248 February 5-April 11, 2021 Windsor The New Quilt Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor More information: www.quiltnsw.com/exhibitions/the-new-quilt Due to Covid some of the planned events may be…

3 min.
selvedge designer edge

One of embroidery artist Emillie Ferris’ favourite quotes is a Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Since teaching herself to embroider with a handful of materials (a hoop, thread, needle and an old pillowcase), Emillie has been passionate about embroidery and passing on the message that it’s never too late to learn this fulfilling artform. Before Emillie first picked up a needle and thread, the word embroidery would conjure images of women embroidering by windows and fireplaces during the medieval and Victorian eras. “It wasn’t something I had seen in reality other than in haute couture or on costumes in movies,” she says. “I would think to myself, wouldn’t it be lovely to be connected to such a timeless…

4 min.
rosehip cushion

MATERIALS • Fat quarter pale salmon print fabric• Fat quarter medium salmon print fabric• Fat quarter solid white linen• 20in square of salmon stripe print fabric (cushion back)• Two 20in squares of batting• 40cm (16in) zipper. Ali used one with rose-gold teeth and an accent pull. She purchased it by the metre from Adelaide-based company, Who Says Sew (www.whosayssew.com)• Erasable fabric-marking pen or Hera marker• 50cm (20in) square cushion insert• Salmon pink Perle 8 cotton and size 8 embroidery/ sharps needle• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• Sewing machine with 1/4in and zipper feet• General sewing supplies Finished quilt size: 46cm (18in) square Note: Read all instructions before starting the project. Requirements are based on fabric 107cm (42in) wide. CUTTING 1 From the pale salmon print fabric, cut: • 13 squares, 3 1/2in • Two rectangles, 1 x…

4 min.
morning star rainbow quilt

MATERIALS • Fat quarters or large scraps of eight solid fabrics in warm colours. Jody used light yellow, medium yellow, peach, light pink, dark pink, red, magenta and red-purple• Fat quarters or large scraps of eight solid fabrics in cool colours. Jody used medium blue, medium purple, medium teal, aquamarine, dark teal, dark green, medium green and light green• 2.7m (3yd) mottled cream print fabric• 60cm ( 3/4yd) yellow print fabric (binding)• 2m (2 3/8yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 150cm (59in) square• Template plastic and permanent-marking pen OR AccuQuilt GO! cutting machine and Morning Star 12in die (AQ55556)• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• Sewing machine with 1/4in foot• General sewing supplies Finished quilt size: 129.5cm (51in) square Finished block size: 12in square Note: Read all instructions before starting the project. Requirements are based…