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Salvage: Be seated…knitted upholstery/crocheted stool covers

How to breathe new life into little leftovers, small scraps and otherwise wasted remnants. Photographs: Olaf Szczepaniak. Production: Wilckens & Brückner/Zuhause Wohnen/Picture Media Brighten up plain dining chairs with these fun slices of citrus chair cushions Sitting Pretty Of all the furnishing items around the house, the ones that most often get overlooked are stools […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Pink and Purple Fabrics: Sugar-Sweet Meets Bold

Pretty pink. Powerful purple. Put them together to pack a visual punch, with a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the deal.  Compiled by Janai Velez   Top L – R Clockwise: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wonderland’ Enchanted Leaves Plum WND-2533, designed by Katarina Roccella. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Swan Princess […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Xmas Woods Fabrics

We’re dreaming of a wild Christmas in July with frosty woodlands yuletide fabrics to lure you into the spirit of the stitching occasion.  Patterns compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: 1. Northcott ‘Spruce Mountain’ 22227-11, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 2. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Blithe’ Dear Deer […]

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Special Feature: Lace & The City

Metropolises around the world are being embellished with ethereal lace sculptures that float above canals, appear to grow out of boardwalks and act as open-air theatres. In sharp contrast to the weighty structures and subdued tones of the cityscapes that act as their backdrops, these breezy, romantic artworks delight and surprise. It’s the juxtaposition of […]

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Welcome to Mandy O’Sullivan’s Workroom

Looks like left looks right for this particular crochet designer! Meet AMANDA O’SULLIVAN, of REDAGAPE,  in her bright and brilliant shed studio. A few country yarns to be had here, along with high style and creativity. By Susan Hurley “My style is clean, bright, colourful and ‘yarny’.” “I feel like the luckiest crafter on the […]

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Welcome to Ingrid van Willenswaard’s Workroom

Handcrafts alone can make you go all warm and fuzzy, but wait till you combine them with the world’s cutest house/stitching studio. Ingrid van Willenswaard is a knitter, crocheter, artist and blogger and the happy occupant of the sweetest, tiniest, timber cottage in beautiful Amsterdam. She opens her doors to Homespun readers. By Susan Hurley […]

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Meet Designers Natashia Curtin and Robyn Hicks

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Natashia Curtin from Smee Designs, and Robyn Hicks from Yummy Yarn and Co! Natashia Curtin On stitching… “Stitching is also an awesome mechanism for getting out of washing the floor as often as I should.” My personal style is… “Diva cockatoos, […]

Winter Patterns

Winter Patterns: Keeping Warm with Cosy PROJECT

As the winter months approach we feel the temperature dropping. In some areas of Australia the temperature is certainly dropping faster than in others, but we feel it nonetheless! We here at Cosy PROJECT aren’t dreading the season. We’re looking forward to nights in, enjoyed with a warm drink and a cosy blanket, and new winter […]

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Meet Designers Sandra Paul and Sue Belleli

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy designers and contributors. This week we get to know Sandra Paul and Sue Belleli! Sandra Paul On Crochet… “Crochet is very relaxing – the rhythm of it is so soothing. It gives me a lot of joy.” My First Time Crocheting… “ … I was all fingers and […]

Crochet Coasters

Crochet Coasters: A Quick Stitch Project Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle

Use your crochet skills to turn something as ordinary as a coaster into a work of art! Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle, these crochet coasters are an intermediate skill-level quick stitch. Photos by Anette Wetzel-Grolle. What you need: 8 ply (DK) cotton yarn in light grey, medium grey, peach, light orange, light yellow and light beige; 4.50mm […]