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Mid & Long Arm Machines with Anita Ellis

Do I need a longarm quilting machine? This is such a big decision, literally. Longarm quilting set-ups are big on space requirements and costly to purchase. Often these are the only things that are considered, but there is so much more to think about. As always, I am not going to advise you to buy […]

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Make your own Bunny Pouch Necklace with Trixi Symonds

Thinking about what mums could make with their kids this Easter I came up with this super easy to sew bunny pouch necklace. Little girls seem to love bags and pouches as well as necklaces so I guess that a bunny pouch that could be worn as a necklace seemed like the perfect combination…and it […]

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The spectacular work of Lily Adelaide Upton

Lily Adelaide Upton’s work is a contemporary celebration of Aussie natives. Drawing on her diverse surroundings, she captures the essence of Australia’s spectacular flora and fauna in rich embroidery. While riding her bike to work, she spots rainbow lorikeets, honeyeaters, rosellas, galahs, corellas and many eucalyptus varieties, which fill her head with lots of creative […]

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Getting to know Tone Finnanger

When it was time to start organising the 2020 Homespun block, we invited well-known Tilda owner and designer, Tone Finnanger, to design it using one of her newly released fabric lines  Featuring her whimsical and romantic style, Tone set about designing the BOM to be released over six issues of the magazine. In the next […]

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Profile: Rebecca Hastings

Pops of colour, spectacular piecing and flowing curves give Rebecca Hastings’ creations an intriguing appeal. Rebecca Hastings has always had an affinity for craft, exposed to varying handcrafts from a young age. “My mother crocheted Afghan blankets, designed tapestries, cross stitch and embroidery, as well as painting with oils and watercolours,” Rebecca explains. “I used […]

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Designer Edge: Merrin Shaw

Merrin Shaw’s tea cosies are about so much more than keeping a teapot warm. They’re an invitation for storytelling and a laugh. She lovingly refers to them as her “beanies for kettles” and says they are full to the brim of personality and charm. But they’re not everyone’s cup of tea… some of her designs […]

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Domestic Machine Quilting with Anita Ellis

Anita Ellis Anita is an accomplished quilting educator who inspires and mentors students around Australia in the art of quilting, on domestic sewing machines, long arm machines, and everything between. When not travelling with her education business, Hillside Quilting, home base is Anita’s studio, set among the gum trees of Warrandyte on the rural edge […]

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Gallery: Golden Textures Biennial Art Quilt Exhibition

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery of Victoria selected 25 pieces from 18 contemporary art quilters from across Australia for its biennial exhibition in March 2019. The exhibition was curated by international award-winning textile artist, Jenny Bacon, from Maryborough, Victoria. The exhibition offers an acquisitive prize of $3000; the winning quilt becomes part of the gallery’s […]

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Colourful crochet by Emma Leith!

Famous for her ‘yarn bomb’ installations, crochet artist Emma Leith has been working with yarn for more than 15 years. Her love of colour is clearly expressed in her work as she seeks to bring a little joy to all who see it. Emma became an accidental expert in adorning public spaces when her crochet […]

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Profile: Danny Amazonas

Internationally known Taiwanese textile artist, Danny Amazonas, began his artistic life as a painter. He had tried his hand at many things including sculpture, floristry and jewellery making, before discovering the joys of working in fabric. Once he moved to fabric as his medium, his work consisted mainly of mosaic patterns with small pieces. In […]