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.
OUR PROJECTS THIS ISSUE
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
PIN INTEREST • Bright ideas, fabulous products, clever tips & quick reads
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Selvedge • DESIGNER EDGE
Coaster DREAMS • Freshen up your dining table with placemats and coasters crocheted with raffia yarn. The botanical-inspired motif is designed to represent petals and leaves. This is a great simple project for you to try an interesting fibre.
make lemonade • You know the old saying! When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!
settle petal • Snowball corners and half-square triangles make this bright quilt easy to make. There are few points to match, and the result is impressive.
LITTLE BANKSIA • Quick stitches with stranded thread create a blooming beautiful banksia.
Santorini BEAUTY • Oh, for the shores of Santorini, or Bali! This quilt should take you there!
Shopping BAG • This attractive bag is large enough for a quick shopping trip, and handy enough for lots of other outings!
DONUTS • The interlocking blocks of this quilt make it look more complex than it actually is!
ALTERNATIVE TRIANGLE CONSTRUCTION • One of the great things about quiltmaking is that there are so many different methods of construction. Amanda Jean used the Easy Angle ruler to make her quilt simply because she had it to hand. The triangle panels can also be made without the ruler or a template. Just follow these steps:
Owl & Hare HOLLOW • Join us in a happy place in the countryside with our 2023 Block of the Month designed by Natalie Bird.
WEAR WOOL NOT FOSSIL FUEL
Happy birthday PATONS
Bellini Buttoned Vest • Start getting ready for the warm days of summer with this quick knit using a gorgeous summer-weight, linen/cotton blend yarn.
Ozzie OCTOPUS • Always be yourself, unless you can be Ozzie! Then, head to the ocean for a fun day in the sun!
Bonheur de Jour PART 5 • This issue presents the instructions for the flower appliqué block (9), the fleur de lis appliqué block (10) and the appliqué butterfly block (11).
Book REVIEWS • Our selection of new-release books to inspire and guide you on your stitching journey.
GUIDE TO CRAFT, SEWING AND PATCHWORK SHOPS • Next time you are on the road, make plans to stop at some of the businesses listed on these pages - they would love to welcome you.