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Creative Inspiration with Paula Storm: From Inspiration to Creation

Creative inspiration is everywhere. No matter where I go I’m constantly seeing things that inspire my creative side. Today I thought I’d share with you how I take that original inspiration and turn it into a project. To say my sister and I are obsessed with craft is a bit of an understatement. While I’ve […]

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How Did She Do That? 5000 Trees by Cindy Watkins

Words by Casey Ioannou Photographs by Cindy Watkins Textile artist Cindy Watkins has always been intrigued by the magic of nature and has had a fascination with trees from a young age. “One of my earliest memories is going with my dad into the forest when I was very young,” Cindy recalls. “It was like […]

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In the Studio with Wendy Gleeson

In the quaint Victorian town of Colac, the studio of renowned Australian quilter and owner of Clever Ducks Quilting Co, Wendy Gleeson, has a warm, homey appeal that is just perfect for stitching away the hours. Words by Casey Ioannou, Photographs by Wendy Gleeson When she moved to a new home in 2005, Wendy was […]

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Ask Deb: New from Old

We have all heard of the term “re-gifting” — you know — the present from a relative that perhaps … well, is not quite right for you. Then you re-wrap and gift it to someone else. Not that I am guilty of that myself mind you! Well, I was cleaning out my sewing storage area […]

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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 […]