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.
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Best of the best from Pinterest • Here are our favourite lavender flowers on Pinterest this month.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
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THE NEW BENCHMARK IN COVER STITCH MACHINES
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Sorbet PLAID • Sashing fabric is used within and surrounding the blocks to mimic the look of a traditional woven plaid pattern — in bright sorbet colours.
Happy Little Bluebirds • A collection of pretty prints and fresh white fabric creates a gorgeous scrap quilt in the traditional Irish Chain layout. Add hexies, bluebirds and bows and you have a delightful, happy quilt.
MAKING HEXAGONS BY EPP
STRIPED YOKE DRESS • Knitted in soft linen and organic cotton yarn, this is a perfect mid-season dress for young girls.
RUBY REINDEER • If you loved B is for Bunny in the February/March 2021 issue, then you will love the adorable Ruby! She is made in the same manner. Crocheted, then hot washed in a washing machine to felt the wool yarn, this cute reindeer will be cherished each Christmas.
LETISHA’S NOTES ON FELTING
ALL OF A FLUTTER • Celebrate the beauty of butterflies with this sweet crocheted cushion. The blues, pinks, mauves and greens come together with the same splendour you’d expect from an actual butterfly wing.
SANDRA’S JOINING TIP
SANDRA’S LINING TIP
SANDRA’S SIZING TIP
Just Kitten Around CUSHION • Even though this project is beginner friendly, you won’t be “disa-paw-nted” by the adorable design.
ARIANNA • Clamshells and diamonds! What a fabulously fun quilt this is!
SEW LITTLE TIME • Stitch this sweet wallhanging for yourself or a friend. English paper piecing and embroidery are such a lovely combination!
SHARON’S TIP FOR REMOVING PAPERS
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
Clover GOES CAMPING • Clover the cat loves to go camping in her backyard. After a day of making daisy chains and mud pies, she slips into her fishy sleeping bag and climbs into her tent for an afternoon nap. Her favourite toy fish is there to keep her company.
A Letter to My Daughter PART 5 • Grow Something From a Seed and Care For Your Friends
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 December 2021