Australian Homespun July 2017

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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in this issue

1 min
looking for the pattern sheets to start your homespun project?

Registration is easy! Simply go to and click the “register” link to create your account, or you can log in with Facebook. Note: this is a different account to your Zinio/Apple/ Google account. Once you’ve logged in, just go to the “Patterns” section of the Homespun site, or direct link homespun-patterns/ and click on the project you’re after to download the PDF. Don’t forget when printing PDFs, print on plain A4 paper, with page scaling turned off (or at 100%). YOU’RE INVITED Become part of the Homespun family by: * SUBSCRIBING to our monthly magazine (see page 127) * CHECKING OUT OUR WEBSITE at * FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK * BROWSING ON PINTEREST * TAPPING INTO INSTAGRAM @homespunmagazine It’s sew easy! Any questions? Contact us at…

2 min
readers’ showcase

Have you made a Homespun project? We’d love to see it and share it with our readers. SEND YOUR LETTERS TO: Readers’ Showcase, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde NSW 1670. THIS MONTH’S WINNER Jennifer Lau, from Melbourne, Vic, for her Colouring Capers project: “I’d never made a quilt before but when I saw Jemima Flendt’s design on the cover of the October 2016 magazine (Vol 17 No 10), I immediately grabbed a copy. After reading through the entire magazine, I couldn’t wait to make something, and that’s how Homespun inspired me to make my very first quilt. I read the instructions several times and tweaked just a little, muddled around with the piecing to get two slanted pencils, appliquéd my boy’s name and then put them all together. Even though I have a lot…

2 min
pin interest

LOVE ON THE LINE Simple as all get-out to make from florists’ wire wrapped in yarn, these love hearts add a rustic touch to a window. And the beauty is that you can adapt this idea into all sorts of shapes, sizes and shades. For a handy pictorial how-to, just go to Contacts: Camilla Fabbri, from Family Chic – Blog: WILD IN WARWICK The Warwick community is in the full swing of things for its fun winter festival – Jumpers and Jazz in July. From July 20 to 30, Warwick (southeast Queensland) will be alive with jazz performances, yarn-bombed installations, dining and cultural events, including a tree-jumper exhibition, potters’ markets, Picnic in the Park, Grand Historic Car Rally and much more. Last year’s Egg Bomb Project caravan (coordinated by Warwick artist…

4 min
diary dates

NSW – Country July 7-9 Deniliquin Deniliquilters & Friends’ Quilt Exhibition; Deniliquin High School Multi-Purpose Hall, Harfleur St, Deniliquin NSW. Entry $6. More information: Contact Di Stubbings on (03) 5881 3048, or email July 21-23 Wagga Wagga CraftAlive Wagga Wagga; Wagga Wagga Showgrounds, Bourke 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 July 22-23 Glenbrook Glenbrook Cocktail Quilters’ Exhibition; Glenbrook Public School, Woodville St. Display of quilts by Rhonda Pearce, raffle quilt and tea, coff ee and refreshments. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $5. More information: Phone Robyn on 0408 244 123. August 11-12 South West Rocks South West Rocks Friendly Patchers’ Quilt Show; South West Rocks School of Arts Hall, Gregory St. Quilt displays, raffles, trading tables and light refreshments…

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getting crafty for christmas

Extra creativity at Christmas time is always called for, so we thought we’d bring you a little sampler of ideas from four stitching innovators. Admittedly, these won’t take you six months to make, like our major Xmas projects in this issue, but they will get your crafty juices flowing in the run-up to yuletide fun. We’ve covered offtree decoration, gift wrapping and table accessories to get the ball rolling, but we’d love to hear any other ideas you might like to send us. A REEL XMAS TREE She tags herself as ‘Crafty Staci’, and we think she’s right on the button. Speaking of which … here’s CS’s take on Christmastree decoration – a garland made from big, cheery buttons and felt-covered spools strung up on string. Fun, creative and entirely appropriate for…

2 min
book nook

Boho Embroideryby Nichole Vogelsinger, US$24.95 This is a remarkably interesting book. It begins with an introduction to embroidery basics – threads, needles, hoops, scissors, marking tools, fabrics and more. Instructions are provided for 16 embroidery stitches, including satin stitch, backstitch, straight stitch and herringbone stitch. So far, so good. But it’s the second half of the book that makes it unusual: Nichole explores creative options for combining embroidery with appliqué to create hoop art, collages and embroidered jewellery; embellishing clothing and accessories; finding inspiration for stitching projects; and recycling textiles in stylish ways. Although patterns have been provided for a number of samples shown in the book, be clear that this is not a project book. There aren’t step-by-step instructions. Instead, readers are encouraged to be inspired by the many examples…