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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 […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Claire Turpin and Lenna Green

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and designers as featured on Cosy PROJECT! Claire Turpin CLAIRE TURPIN DESIGN Website: www.claireturpindesign.com Instagram: @claireturpindesign Facebook: @claireturpindesign1 “If I couldn’t design, it would be like cutting off my legs.” MY STYLE IS: “Bright, playful, humorous and modern.” CRIBS & CRAFTS “I created my first range of quilt patterns […]

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In the Studio with traditional quilter Maree St Clair

Maree St Clair is a traditional quilter with a flair for colour and pattern and a particular love of needleturn appliqué. Here we find out more about her studio and her latest works. By Caroline Adams Maree St Clair believes she would have started her stitching career at around five years old. She learned to […]

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Road Test: Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt by Creative Grids

Driven by Michelle Marvig The Log Cabin block is a classic in the quilting world. It is very versatile and when colours and values are changed, dramatically different looks can be achieved. It also has two just as popular and adaptable variations: Courthouse Steps and Pineapple Log Cabin. I have been quilting for 26 years […]

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Selvedge with designer Megan Griffiths

Take a step inside Megan Griffiths’ creative studio, where “more is definitely more”. The space is filled with collections of evocative and tactile objects – nature and children’s books; jars with buttons and feathers; Indian textiles; and miniature objects. She says she likes to be surrounded by lots of curiosities. But the beauty is that she’s […]

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In the studio with Sharon Burgess

Sharon Burgess is a self-confessed English paper piecing and fussy cutting addict. We spoke to her about her quilting and sewing journey and how she now runs her business, Lilabelle Lane Creations. Sharon Burgess’ work is a mix of traditional and modern quilting with a huge emphasis on English paper piecing (EPP) and fussy cutting. […]

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In the Studio with designer Anne Kelly

Anne Kelly’s cloth collages are really something to behold. Here she tells us about her process and what it takes to create such beautiful works of art. By Caroline Adams Anne Kelly’s cloth collages are works of art in fabric form. She uses layer upon layer of fabric to create scenes of romantic cities, or […]

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Designer Profile: Meet modern quilter, Peta Peace

Peta Peace, of She Quilts A Lot, and author of A Piece of Cake, is a modern quilter with a contemporary and simple style. Let’s find out more about her career and process. By Caroline Adams “My love affair with sewing probably started when I was young. My mum was always at the sewing machine […]