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Diary Dates
Let us know about your events – email details to or send them to Homespun Diary Dates, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670. Please notify us at least four months before the event. Stratford Taranaki Taranaki Quilt Festival Stra
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How To Needlepunch
Thread the punch needle as shown in the instruction booklet. To begin stitching, punch the needle and yarn down all the way into the weaver’s cloth. Catch the ends of the wool underneath the punched surface with one hand. (The beginning and ending th
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One of embroidery artist Emillie Ferris’ favourite quotes is a Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Since teaching herself to embroider with a handful of materials (a hoop, thread, needle and
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With pandemic impacts including closed borders and long-distance travel a distant hope, Australians are turning to our regional, outback and coastal destinations. The highway beckons! Let’s consider combining a few major destinations, seeking out the
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• Fat quarter pale salmon print fabric• Fat quarter medium salmon print fabric• Fat quarter solid white linen• 20in square of salmon stripe print fabric (cushion back)• Two 20in squares of batting• 40cm (16in) zipper. Ali used one with rose-gold teet
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Instructions by Tone Finnanger and Linda Clements Sewn by Heidi Karppinen, a local seamstress in Norway known for her appliqué talent Quilted by Marianne Engset Nybølet, who has worked on many Tilda quilts and projects Stitches used: Backstitch, Fren
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Morning Star Rainbow Quilt
• Fat quarters or large scraps of eight solid fabrics in warm colours. Jody used light yellow, medium yellow, peach, light pink, dark pink, red, magenta and red-purple• Fat quarters or large scraps of eight solid fabrics in cool colours. Jody used me
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Our Fabrics
This quilt uses a large variety of print and solid fabrics from the Tilda Quilt Collection. Most are from the Happy Campers and Meadow Basics ranges, supplemented by a smaller number from the Classic Basics and Tilda Solids ranges. These fabrics are
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Getting to know ... NATALIE BIRD
Originally working in the advertising and graphic design industry, Natalie found that when she had her second daughter, she wanted to do something that allowed her to be home with her children. Dabbling in patchwork as a hobby for years, and still ha
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Tone’s Creative Influences
I was lucky enough to have a grandmother who was a textile artist, and a grandfather who loved to make paper art and press flowers. Spending time with them and learning about the wonders and absolute joy of creative projects are my fondest childhood
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Knitted Baubles
• WOOLganic Knitters' Yarn (8ply) — 50g balls: Chilli Pepper, Gondwana, Kyoto, Raindrops, Grapefruit Moon, Sangha and Wattle (note that one 50g ball of each colour will make several baubles)• 3.25mm (US 3, UK 10) knitting needles (both styles)• 3.50m
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Quilter's HOLIDAY
Goonellabah Ph: 0415 826 994 Orange Ph: (02) 6361 7420 Baulkham Hills Ph: (02) 9686 2325 lynsneedlework www.lynsfineneedlework Sylvania Ph:
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• 18 fat quarters of assorted print fabrics (stars and squares)• 2.5m (2 3/4yd) solid white fabric (background)• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• 2.2m (2 1/2yd) extra-wide backing fabric• 80cm (1yd) purple and green stripe fabric (binding)• Batting at l
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This journey began way back in 2018, when we invited Tone Finnanger to be our 2020 designer. Tone had never designed a Block of the Month at that stage and set to the challenge eagerly. At the time, caravans, kombis and quilt shows were on her mind a
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This easy-to-sew hooded towel is great for toddlers and older kids who have outgrown their hooded baby towels. hooded-fox-towel-tutorial-free-pattern This large mesh tote bag is perfect for all your swim things at the beach or
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Create a rainbow of embroidered butterflies with internationally renowned teacher Catherine Redford as your guide in Butterfly Stitches: Hand Embroidery & Wool Appliqué Designs. It features a collection of inspiring galleries, an overview of material
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• 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in) white wool felt• 15 x 25cm (6 x 10in) light grey wool felt• One wooden doll peg and stand - 11.5cm (4 1/2in) tall• DMC stranded embroidery cotton in Blanc (white) and Pearl Grey (415)• DMC Mouline Etoile embroidery thread in si
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On The Road Guide To Craft, Sewing And Patchwork Shops
2/9 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills 2153 Ph: (02) 9686 2325 lynsneedlework@aol. com www.lynsfineneedlework Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm 1 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale 2103 Ph: (02) 9999 6159 Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat
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Kits Available
You can purchase a kit that includes light grey felt 15cm x 25cm, white felt 20 x 25cm, DMC stranded thread 415 & Blanc, DMC Etoile thread C415, wooden doll peg and stand, wooden 8mm beads x 2, 7mm-wide ricrac 40cm, 6mm heart-shaped button, 11mm hear
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• Calor Yarns Natural 50g: 7 (8-9-10) balls in Colour 03 (linen)• One pair of 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) knitting needles (or size needed to give correct tension)• Stitch holder• Safety pin• Wool needle Size: XS (S-M-L) To fit bust: 75cm (85-95-105cm) [30in
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THE Sweetest THING
• 40 charm squares, 16.5cm (6½in), of assorted fabrics – Jodi used a Tilda charm pack with two squares of each fabric• Two ply Perlé No 5 crochet cotton: six 50g balls of ecru• Darning needle• 2.35mm (US 1/B, UK 13) crochet hook• Sewing machine with
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Managing Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Writers Casey Ioannou, Janai Velez Art Director Martha Rubazewicz Patterns & Art Red Pepper Graphics Photographer Ken Brass Stylist Sandra Hinton Advertising Production Brendan Alde
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Jodi’s Design-concept Tips
• Try to add a new skill or technique to each project you make. This way, you are constantly learning and will add new dimensions to your projects all the time. • Keep a notepad or journal by your bed. Some of the best design ideas come to me in the
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Best Of The Best From Pinterest
Designer: Glenna Oliver, Away Up North Contact:,, @awayupnorth (Instagram) Designer: Jody Rice, Satsuma Street Contact: Designer: Jen Hopwood, MyPerennial Contact:
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Jacob de Graaf, of Modern Folk Embroidery, creates original cross stitch patterns inspired by centuries of arts and crafts. He started designing ten years ago from a desire to stitch folk-style patterns that weren't readily available at the time. Joy
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Pin Interest
Add a touch of boho to your chill out space with these macramé coasters from Curly Made. They are easy to make and great for practising macramé circles. Check out the tutorial at diy-roundmacrame-boho-costers.html The reali
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Handmade HEXIES
• 50cm ( 5/8yd) good quality quilter’s muslin (stitcheries)• 27 squares, 8 1/2in of assorted print fabrics (hexagons and half hexagons)• 27 squares, 10 1/2in of assorted print fabrics (backing)• 27 squares, 8 1/2in of fusible batting• Size 10 crewel
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Looking Back, Looking Forward
The biennial exhibition of members’ work from the Macarthur Textile Network will be presented at Campbelltown Arts Centre, from Saturday March 27, through to Sunday May 9, 2021, open daily from 10am-4pm. There will be artist talks each Wednesday at 1
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Surf’s Up
• 30cm (11in) square of weaver’s cloth• Embroidery floss or yarn in orange, yellow, white and four shades of blue/aqua. Derya used a cotton/acrylic mix yarn about as thick as six strands of embroidery floss in all colours except white. To better capt
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