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.
Hello from me
Best of the best from Pinterest • Here are our favourite detachable collars on Pinterest this month.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Nook • Take a moment to curl up in a chair and enjoy some ‘me time’! Hopefully it inspires some mindfulness.
Checking in with … AMY MORGAN
Yoga Mat BAG • This is a super stylish bag to carry all your exercise gear, made in the Tilda Windy Days fabric collection. It fits a yoga mat up to 61cm (24in) wide with plenty of room for a towel and a change of clothes. It has a large external pocket and a small external zipper pocket, perfect for holding keys and a phone. The front pocket panel showcases the lovely motif from the collection. Add in denim from some old jeans to give it a worn vintage look.
Checking in with … ALI PHILLIPS
Near and Far • This is the perfect ‘home’ for 21/2in squares and a beautiful way to bring embroideries to life.
Checking in with … DEBBY DEWHURST
HARPER THE CAT • While the repetitive nature of knitting is relaxing, this pattern will require your attention. But that’s okay, as that brings its own form of shutting out stresses. Plus, the end result is a super-funky knitted cat.
Checking in with … DEBRA KINSEY
WORDS OF WISDOM • During these trying times, it is lovely to make a handmade item with bright colours and positive words.
Pepper Pouch • Drawstring pouches are just the thing for any number of reasons. This pouch is quick to make and fun to use!
Checking in with … ROBYN SHAPIRO • How has designing and stitching helped you cope in these crazy pandemic conditions?
HAPPY AND JOYOUS • It’s that time of the year again when the sunshine, holidays and anticipation of Christmas put a smile on your face. This quilt does the same.
Checking in with … MOIRA DE CARVALHO • Have the lockdowns and restrictions of the past 18 months or so affected how you are relating to designing and sewing quilts?
SEW TRUE • Let’s spell it out with vibrant colours — we love to SEW!
Checking in with … BOBBIE WATTS • How has working with thread during lockdowns affected your wellbeing?
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
KALEIDOSCOPE OF STARS • This magical mix of geometrics shatters the rules of contemporary quilt design by splintering stars into fragments of colour and design. Using Broken Star blocks, a layer cake and half-square triangle units, this quilt is a dazzler!
KATE’S PIECING TIP
A Letter to My Daughter PART 6 A Leap of Faith and Pick Fresh Flowers • This is the sixth and final part of the wonderful 2021 Block of the Month. This part includes embroidery, appliqué and piecing. You will also find the final assembly instructions to finish off your gorgeous quilt ready for quilting.
Checking in with … NATALIE BIRD
THE Christmas WRAP • Make your gifts greater with some wrapping paper, a crafternoon and Christmas tunes.
EDITOR'S PICKS • Cute...