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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]

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Selvedge with designer Lauren Porter

After a long-haul flight, Lauren Porter’s winged creatures seek antique tools for their stopover spots. A nightingale perches on a pair of scissors, a swallow swings on an embroidery hoop, a coal tit rests on a metal key and a wren admires the view from a hammer. The birds seems very content with staying there […]

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Welcome to Ann Wood’s Workroom

Geographically ambiguous, hauntingly beautiful and the hub of artistic industry. Ann Wood’s moody blue surroundings foster remarkable creativity and provide shelter for her and her dolls and soft animal sculptures – By Susan Hurley   Here’s a little guessing game for you: Where would you find this studio space? Bet you go straight for Victorian […]

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Selvedge with designer Lisa Mattock

Who needs therapists when you can take to stitching instead? That is, if you try the Lisa Mattock approach. Her explanation for her particular style of layer-upon-layer-upon-layer of patches, stitches and scrappy bits goes like this: “Slow stitching, I call it. And it centres around ‘make do and mend’ and the ‘waste not, want note’ […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Michelle Marvig and Val Laird

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers. VAL LAIRD VAL LAIRD DESIGNS Blog: val-laird.blogspot.com.au Instagram: www.instagram.com/vallairddesigns “Because my stitching and designing is just a hobby, I’m free to do as much or as little as I like. Most weeks, the balance leans to the MUCH side of the scale!” MY STYLE IS: “I’ve been an […]

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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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Getting Cosy with Designers – Sarah Fielke and Michelle Ridgway

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors. SARAH FIELKE Website: www.sarahfielke.com “Quilting is my blessing and my curse. I love my quilting job with all my heart, but it’s also just that – a job – and some days I really don’t want to go to work!” MY STYLE IS: “I don’t like to put […]

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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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Selvedge with designer Jessica So Ren Tang

Step inside any Asian supermarket and you’ll be transported with the sights, smells and sounds of the exotic East. You’ll find bunches of fresh Asian greens, aromatic spices, maneki-nekos (lucky cat figurines), colourful sweets and, of course, the instantly recognisable blue-and-white or red-and-yellow tea sets and bowls. These wonderful pieces of dinnerware often feature iconic imagery […]

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Road Test: Janome MC6700P Professional Sewing Machine

There is no one sewing machine that is right for everyone. The purchaser of a new sewing machine needs to contemplate the requirements that they consider to be essential, and what features are on the different sewing machines. If you’re a serious quilter, the new Janome MC6700P should be on your list for consideration. Driven by […]