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.
Best of the best from Pinterest • Here are our favourite cherry blossoms on Pinterest this month.
WHAT IS YOUR BAG? • There are so many different bag patterns available for bags of all shapes and sizes. In this issue we bring you four of our favourites.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Pomegranates AND POPPIES • There are no hard and fast rules and patterns to follow here. Lisa guides you gently as you slow stitch your way through elegant fabrics, threads and laces. Loosen up and have fun with the concept of making it up as you go along. The cushion cover is sewn in the envelope manner – no tricky zippers to conquer!
CUSHION INSERT TIP
LOVELY LATTICES • A contemporary take on a lattice-style quilt that is perfect for using 2½in strips of favourite, stashed fabrics!
Getting to know … ANORINA MORRIS
UPTOWN TOTE • This bag is a simple and practical design that demonstrates some of Monica and Alaura’s best bag-making tips. It’s an achievable design, suitable for all levels of sewing experience including beginners. The bag shape is perfect to showcase a favourite piece of fabric from your stash.
Getting to know … MONICA AND ALAURA POOLE
Sassy SATCHEL • Make an easy everyday satchel, mostly constructed on the overlocker – yes, even the zips!
Getting to know … KATE MARRA
BAG MAKING ROUND-UP • MONICA POOLE’S TOP 10 BAG-MAKING TIPS
CARRYALL POUCH • This sweet pouch is just the right size for carrying your phone, wallet, keys and lipstick!
An elegant idea!
FLOWER BABIES • Daisy and Rose were inspired by a book that Kathryn discovered, called Flower Children, by Elizabeth Gordon (first published in 1910).
BLOOM • Jen Daly loves to commemorate the seasons by decorating her home. In her book, Stitching for the Seasons, 20 Quilt Projects: Combine Patchwork, Embroidery & Wool Appliqué, she shares five projects for each season. The Bloom lap quilt is featured in the summer collection, along with four other gorgeous patterns – a pillow, mini quilt, tablerunner, and a charming wallhanging.
Getting to know …
KISS and WIGGLE • This pastel, fresh and pretty medallion quilt starts with a centre of charming appliquéd fan flowers, with surrounding borders featuring geometric shapes using squares and half-square triangles.
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
A great idea! • RECYCLED DENIM TRIANGLE QUILT
Getting to know … TONE FINNANGER • When it was time to start organising the 2020 Homespun Block of the Month, we invited well-known Tilda owner and designer, Tone Finnanger, to design it using one of her newly released fabric lines.
Scrappy SPIDER WEB • To make this gorgeous string quilt you can dive straight into your scrap bin! The more variety of prints and colours the more dazzling the quilt will be. You can even use some of those selvedge strips you couldn’t bear to part with!
ALDERSHOT MEADOWS • Whether you are working over...