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 pot plants on Pinterest this month.
OPPRESSION TO EXPRESSION
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
HOW TO: WEAVE MEND A HOLE
FRIDA CUSHION • The iconic and well-known face of Frida Kahlo is seen gazing at us in all forms, from mugs to home decor. You can add your own touch of splendid colour by stitching a counted cross-stitch cushion cover with Perle 5 threads.
EMMELINE • English paper piecing, 1930s reproduction fabrics and a scalloped border make this quilt delightful as a wallhanging or a lap quilt.
Fair Isle TOP-DOWN SWEATER • Take up your circular needles and start a top-down knitted sweater. This rather modern method of knitting allows you to knit the entire garment in one, rather than in separate panels that are then sewn together.
WINTER ESCAPE • Escape the winter chill with this beginner-friendly crocheted beanie and infinity scarf set. Perfect for your next winter holiday, this cosy set works up quickly with Aran weight yarn.
HOT WATER BOTTLE COSY • A combination of fancy treble stitches creates a textured hot water bottle cover to keep toes cosy this winter.
EDITOR'S PICKS • It’s always a good time to make a little something to gift.
I LOVE LADYBUGS • Grab your cute fabrics and make an adorable quilt to send a hug to a special new baby!
PANDA BAG • What a cute little library bag this would make for a primary school child!
Blue Sparkle CHRISTMAS RUNNER • This wider-than-normal table runner is perfect as a centrepiece for your Christmas feast. It’s a little more modern and fun, and less traditional, and you’re sure to enjoy the blues and silvers.
Starmaker • This glorious Christmas celebration wallhanging is multi-seasonal. So when you pack your decorations away, this can stay and move right through to January, February, March …
HELEN’S APPLIQUÉ PAPER TIPS
HELEN’S APPLIQUÉ TIPS
A Letter to My Daughter PART 3 Hold a Light Up to Others and A Cup of Tea • The joys of hand stitching, appliqué and embroidery continue in this issue with two very sweet blocks. Who doesn’t love a cup of tea and a chat? And, holding a light up to others is just as good for the light bearer as the one upon whom the light is shone.
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
Market Place • PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH
ON THE ROAD GUIDE TO CRAFT, SEWING AND PATCHWORK SHOPS • During these unprecendented times some of the businesses listed on these pages may be operating in a different way. Most are ‘open’ for business, but they may be open less hours, online only, mail order and/or virtual shopping. Go online or call to check their ‘new normal’ - they’d love to hear from you!
NEXT ISSUE • On sale August 2021