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Selvedge with designer Alison Thompson

“My name is Alison and I love craft. It’s an obsession. Yep, there I said it. I’m a craftoholic … and proud!” Alison’s first love is crochet (closely followed by her husband and children, she adds …). She has a background in marketing and sees her future in arts and craft. In fact, she hopes […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Barbara Reinfeld and Amanda Fletcher

Be inspired by out truly amazing contributors! Barbara Reinfeld – Studio Stitches Website: www.studiostitches.com.au “I usually work on tapestry frame, which means I can rest the frame on the arms of my chair and stitch with two hands, one on top and the other underneath the frame, which makes for speedy stitching.” SUCH A PERFECT […]

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Designer Profile: Rachelle Denneny

  You started quilting in 2001 and teaching in 2005. What classes did you teach back then? I was visiting one of my local quilt shops and talking to the owner and she asked if I would like to teach a beginners’ class. I designed a simple pieced and appliqué quilt and taught one night […]

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Welcome to my Workroom: Missy Luukkonen

The message from MISSY LUUKKONEN is enjoy life and creativity. The mood of her studio is happiness and vitality. Her colour choices are vivid and uplifting. Come step over her threshold and soak up her sense of positivity. By Susan Hurley “It’s bright and happy! I am all about rainbows and sunshine.” This is the […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Estelle Pemberton and Vicki Knight

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors! Estelle Pemberton – Estelle of Brighton Website: estelleofbrighton.com  “I just loved the idea of making bags. The possibilities are endless, and they feel like an ongoing art project.” MY STYLE IS: “I combine hand dyeing, appliqué, embroidery, crystals and bead work with leather, liberty fabrics, tweed and linen […]

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Selvedge with designer, Lucy Levenson

“Scenes that I see in my head are full of very colourful elements.” If we say to you that Lucy Levenson’s fabric artworks are intoxicatingly lovely, there’s a good reason why – apart from the fact that they make your heart sing. They are produced in the cellar of an old English pub, just north […]

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Getting Cosy with Leanne Milsom and Vicki Collumbine

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors! Leanne Milsom Blog: www.lizzie-the-quilter.blogspot.com “My sewing machine is like my best friend – we spend a lot of time together.” My style is… “I’d say it’s modern, easy and fun. I love my garden, so I love to stitch flowers and anything with a garden theme.” Make this […]

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Designer Profile: The Strawberry Thief founder, Robyn Shapiro

For as long as Robyn Shapiro can remember, she has had two creative loves — sewing and Liberty fabric. “My first memory is of sitting on my Ouma’s lap with a sewing machine going in front of me — I always grew up with pieces of fabric in my hand and I was always stitching,” […]

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In the Studio with Michelle McKillop

The first quilt I ever participated in was a hexagon quilt for a fundraiser when I was 10 years old in Girl Guides. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I did my first quilting class as a young mum in 1992 and knew I had found my passion in life. […]

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Designer Edge: Sarah Burford

“Nostalgia is very important to some people, and the references to Silver Screen sirens tap into that world of old-fashioned magic.” The Golden Years of Hollywood have a chance to glitter again, not in celluloid but in fabric. And the award goes to … Sarah Burford, who has created a red-carpet line-up of starlet-style dolls. […]