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 hibiscus crafts on Pinterest this month.
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LOVING LINEN STITCH
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Kokeshi Swag • This string of irresistibly sweet dolls has been fashioned on Japan’s traditional wooden kokeshi dolls. Hang them as ‘three little maids’ or make them individually as special gifts.
“Vintage Haberdashery” • A quilt steeped in the charm of pretty haberdashery from a bygone era
Twinkle BABY QUILT • Bring a twinkle to the eyes of the proud parents with this adorable baby quilt, simply made with fused appliqué and quilting.
TIPS & TRICKS • Whether you’re making a tote, a zippered purse or any other bag, there are always some tips and tricks to help make it easier and more fun
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Mobile and Savvy Pouch • Step out in confidence with this practical and stylish pouch that is just the right size for all the important items you need.
LIFE IS SWEET TUBE BAG • Dainty embroidery and positive quotes make this sweet bag a delight to make and own.
Crocheted Circular Handbag • Add lots of ‘pop’ to your outfit with this round bag crocheted with 1.5mm (1/16in) cotton string in a zingy mandarine colour.
EDITOR'S PICKS • Let’s get summery with these cosy colourful bag patterns!
DRESDEN PLATE TABLERUNNER • Enchanting Dresden Plate blocks and the gorgeous combination of red and cream fabrics make this a perfect addition to any table setting.
6. Glen Alvie PATCHWORK MAZE
BLACKBIRD TOTE BAG • Paul McCartney was inspired to write the song Blackbird after reading a newspaper account of American race riots in mid-1968. The song is a metaphor for the struggle for black civil rights — timely for the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.
Citrus SQUEEZE • Spring into the zingy colours of this fresh quilt featuring fabulous tassels on each corner.
JARDIN CUSHION • Celebrate the best of everyday life with heartfelt gifts such as this sweet cushion.
MINKI’S MACHINE BINDING TIP
It's fun, it's fabulous – and it's doing you good!
Quilter's HOLIDAY BLOCK OF THE MONTH PART 5
TONE'S FAVOURITE PASTIMES
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
A Sweet Idea UNICORN CROCHET AIRPOD CASE
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE • Here is a round up of some great ideas for gifts for sewers, ranging from a small keyring to a mini sewing machine to a handy machine trolley.
ON THE ROAD • GUIDE TO CRAFT, SEWING AND PATCHWORK SHOPS
NEXT ISSUE • On sale December 2020