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 felt pies on Pinterest this month.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
PRETTY IN PINK • Sweet, simple and charming, this cushion is made up of 16 quarter Log Cabin blocks.
KITTY’S SEWING COMPANION • If you enjoy making smaller projects that provide the opportunity to experiment with different techniques, fabrics and colours, then you will love making this handy sewing companion. It is a portable, slow-stitching project. And when it is finished, it is perfect for resting on the arm of your favourite lounge chair while sitting and stitching.
Stripey Beach SWEATER • This sweater is knitted with eco cotton – a perfect weight for those transitional days full of sunshine, but not quite warm enough for swimming yet. The roll neck and balloon sleeves, combined with the stripes, make this a perfectly ‘cool’ sweater.
ANETTE'S TENSION TIPS
CROCHET MARKET BAG • This handy bag has been crocheted with a lovely cotton yarn and lined with cotton drill. Faux leather handles are simply stitched on.
CHARMING AND QUAINT LAP QUILT • Choose a pattern with large pieces for showcasing a great range of fabric. Fat-quarter friendly, this quilt features the Picturesque range of fabric by Katarina Roccella.
Pebbles THE CAT • Jennifer Goldsmith’s tiny tom has a new angle on dinnertime fancies. He’s learnt to cut out the monger middleman and go straight to the source – at water’s edge, with line and tackle in tow. Seems to be working for him, with today’s catch of the day numbering four felt morsels.
JENNY’S QUALITY TIP
JENNY’S GLASS- EYE TIP
JENNY’S FELT STITCHING TIPS
JENNY’S UNIQUENESS TIP
LOTS OF CROSSES • You can stitch this quirky, fat-quarter-friendly quilt in no time!
Cornflower NEEDLE KEEP • Organise your sewing needles in this needle keep.
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
Maisie’s DIAMONDS CUSHION • This cushion features fussy cut English paper pieced kites with light and dark contrasting diamonds to highlight the blocks.
RACHAEL’S FUSSY CUTTING FABRICS TIPS
RACHAEL’S TAILS TIP
EDITOR'S PICKS • SET THE TABLE … Make your table the talk of the town with a lovely handmade runner and placemats.
Outback 2021 • QUILT & CRAFT TOUR
A Letter to My Daughter PART 4 • Fill Your Home with Love and Take Time to Wander
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 October 2021