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 strawberry crafts on Pinterest this month.
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Boulevarde OF ROSES • What could be better than a stroll along a boulevard of roses in gay Paris?!
LESLEY’S FABRIC SELECTION TIPS
Blushing • Embrace your creative side with this gorgeous embroidery artwork.
MAIN MAN CARDIGAN • Knit this rugged and warm cardigan for the main man in your life!
Jardin Throw • The deep red of this crocheted throw reminds us of the gorgeous red geraniums at the front of Monet’s house in Giverny!
PLAID AND SIMPLE SCARF • Brush up on your tapestry crochet technique with this dandy winter warmer scarf.
TAPESTRY CROCHET TUTORIAL • Tapestry crochet is a colour work technique where you carry all the yarns you are using in a row along for each stitch. Therefore, when a row has two colours in it, you make your stitches with colour #1 and you carry colour #2 along and work over it.
OBSERVATIONS • This fat-quarter-friendly quilt is made of Snowball and Cross blocks — easy and quick!
DOWN IN THE GARDEN • Rather than ‘down the rabbit hole’ this cushion is bursting with happy colours and cute appliqué shapes.
HELEN’S TIPS FOR APPLIQUÉ USING WATER-SOLUBLE APPLIQUÉ PAPER
HANSEL AND GRETEL • Constructed from felt and entirely hand stitched, these adorable dolls are authentically detailed and designed for children’s play.
TRIANGLE BAG • Salvaged zippers and denim are perfect for this little project.
LAURA’S SIZING TIP
Bonheur de Jour PART 2
FABRIC CUTTING GUIDES
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 • As our population nears 100% double vaccinations, freedom to travel around our country has opened up. Next time you are on the road makeplans to stop at some of the businesses listed on these pages – they would love to welcome you.
NEXT ISSUE • On sale August 2022