Australian Homespun November 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Marg Adams, from Carseldine, Qld, for her Bouncing Bunnies project: “Eloise, designed by Fiona Tully for the May 2017 (Vol 18 No 5) issue of Homespun, was made as a birthday gift for a friend’s little granddaughter. I made her out of calico, rather than wool felt, added a few extra highlights on the basket and embroidered the recipient’s name on the back. I think she looks gorgeous. This project gave me such joy in the making. I worked on Albert next and have had requests to make more for family and friends. I buy your magazine every month and would like to say thank you to the talented artisans who contribute.” Congratulations to Marg for her great effort. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following…

3 min
pin interest

Seasonal assortment To celebrate (Northern Hemisphere) autumn as well as Thanksgiving, Ashleigh Kiser, from Sewrella, created this charming crocheted wreath, complete with fallen leaves, pumpkin and acorn, all in the warm tones of autumn and crowned with a crocheted bow. It’s just a lovely thing to do to celebrate the season. If you go to, you’ll find her free pattern. IT’S A WRAP For the knitter who has everything – a gift wrapped in stocking-stitch paper and tied with chunky wool. (The paper also comes in garter stitch.) Buy as a set containing two sheets of luxury gift wrap, four gift tags and five metres of chunky wool. Bread & Jam,, has more information if you’d like to get crafty with wrapping. Available in Australia from Hard to Find, Date with…

1 min
diary dates

Vic – Melbourne November 23-26 Carlton Expertise Events Intocraft Live Christmas Edition, Melbourne; Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Nicholson St. Displays, craft workshops and craft supplies to buy. Intocraft Live is devoted to creating an exciting and engaging experience for the modern maker and craft devotees. Open 10am-4pm. Entry $17-$20, book online to save. More information: Visit Vic – Country November 24-26 Geelong Geelong Patchwork & Quilters’ Guild ‘Quilts Tell Stories’ exhibition; Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap St. Featuring a display of antique and vintage quilts, owned by Suze Del Papa. Official opening by Padraic Fisher, National Wool Museum Director, at 10.30am on Friday. Open 10am-4.30pm. Entry $10. More information: Email Lyn, or visit…

2 min
book nook

Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar, US$24.99 The latest book from Edyta Sitar, of Laundry Basket Quilts, is another winner. It’s a collection of 17 new projects in her inimitable style, this time featuring two-colour scrap quilts. They range in size from table runners up to full-size/double-bed quilts. Detailed instructions are provided, illustrated with close-up photographs and lots of excellent diagrams. Edyta tends not to design ‘quick and easy’ projects – there’s quite a deal of work in most of these quilts. However, only a small number require advanced quilt-making skills and, as many of them are block-based, it’s straightforward to change their size: simply make more or fewer blocks. Choose patchwork or appliqué or combine them – you’ll find a good mix of styles here. And enjoy the eye candy…

1 min
getting cosy with designers

Email: Blog: COLOURS OF KATRINA “My favourite colour for quilts is red. I use many different reds, from soft pinky shades to rich dark tones. I also use a lot of brown, as I think it makes all the other colours ‘sing’. Red, mustard, green, blue and purple all look great with brown. Lots of prints in different scales are also a signature of mine. They help me achieve a soft ‘tapestry’ look to my quilts.” CRAFTY CALLISTHENICS “My tiny work space is very cluttered, with all sorts of sewing stuff. Sometimes, I have to shimmy sideways to get to the sewing machine.” QUALITY & QUANTITY “I’ve made about 200 quilts. I have piles of them in cupboards and on furniture around the house, and my mother is storing lots of them for me, as…

3 min
pattern & palette play

01 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Lagom’ Asphodel Depth LAM-44280, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. 02 Moda Fabrics ‘Tuppence’ 45513-11, designed by Shannon Gillman Orr. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 03 Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Capsules – Letters’ xoxoxo CAP-L-3002, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. 04 Riley Blake Designs ‘Kisses’ C210-BABYPINK, designed by Doodlebug Design. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. 05 Moda Fabrics ‘Modafications’ 9885-36, designed by Howard Marcus. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 06 Northcott Fabrics ‘Black and White with a Dash of Color’ 21800-99, designed by Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 07 Moda Fabrics ‘First Romance’ 8408-17, designed by Kristyne Czepuryk. Distributed by PK Fabrics. 08 Northcott Fabrics ‘Black and White with a Dash of Color’ 21805-98, designed by Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 09 Northcott…