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 embellished purses on Pinterest this month.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Rainbow BUNTING • Make a double-sided bunting with colourful linens embellished with a sweet Liberty ‘Hooray’ on one side, and a beautiful rainbow of Liberty prints on the other.
BREEZE ON LEE • The breeze block front fences of the mid century are making a bit of a comeback these days. Anorina has designed this block as a memory of her childhood, when she would paint the breeze blocks on Lee Street with her gran. Anorina has designed an appliqué block that is effective, and portable for hand-sewing.
NEW SEASON'S YARNS, Accessories & More
SAGE PONCHO INTERMEDIATE KNITTING • Stay warm this winter with a poncho knitted in glorious Merino Yak yarn in an on-trend colour.
ASTER CHUNKY CROCHET RUG • Crochet this decorative rug for a nursery or child’s room. It works well as a snuggly blanket or a floor rug.
Scandi THROW AND CUSHIONS • Sustainable Anette Eriksson Eco Cotton XL yarn is a great choice for your next knitting project. It’s made from a recycled cotton textiles blend for a soft touch and wonderful feel. Anette also provides a wool-blend yarn alternative. The dip-dye effect is an unexpected and stunning option.
DIP DYE • Follow these instructions if you would like to add a subtle sprayed dip dye affect to your throw or cushions – although it may be a good idea to practice on a T shirt first. This same technique works for knitwear as well as fabrics and will add another level of luxe to your knitted items.
KNITTED EDGINGS • These edgings may be used to trim a throw or scarf or could be used in place of a rib band on a jumper. The six edgings present different styles, including sweet bobbles, pretty eyelets and elegant cables.
EDITOR'S PICKS • YARN CRAFTS It’s always a good time to make a little something to gift.
BOXED UP • Made from Takumi Japanese cottons, the rich palette of indigo, brown, olive, cream and black contrast perfectly with the seeded quilters’ muslin blocks in this stunning quilt. However, you can delve into your stash and create an equally pleasing arrangement of cotton prints and solids.
WEAVING • A classic plaid design in just three colours comes to life in this cheerful quilt. The quilt appears to be set on point but it’s actually put together in an easy straight setting.
MAKERS on the MOVE • These van and sedan stitchers’ books have page after page of ingenious storage for pins, needles, cutters and cutting boards and more.
ROSLYN’S VINYL SEWING TIPS
A Letter to My Daughter PART 2 Just Be Yourself and Bee Humble, Bee Kind • We hope you have had a lovely time stitching your first two blocks for this year’s gorgeous Block of the Month. In this issue we share two more blocks that are sure to keep your thoughts calm and your hands busy.
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
ON THE ROAD • GUIDE TO CRAFT, SEWING AND PATCHWORK SHOPS