Needles

Know Your Product: Hand Sewing Needles

There are a large variety of needle types, and quilters tend to use mostly straws, milliners, sharps and betweens. It is widely agreed that the best needles for hand sewing and quilting are between needles and sharps are best for appliqué. The larger the size number, the smaller the needle. As a beginner it is recommended […]

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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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Hand Embroidery Workshop

  Embroidery uses a needle and thread to make stitches to create a design. You need to learn a number of stitches, which you can find on the Homespun website: www.homespun.net.au/stitch-guide. There are more than 70 stitches in the online stitch guide. The basic stitches most commonly used are backstitch, blanket stitch, satin stitch, French […]

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Selvedge: Meet Louise Newton

“I’ve always loved daisies. I grew up with them as they covered our garden at home. Perhaps they give me a sense of nostalgia, reminding me of making daisy chains with my sister and picking them for my mum when I was younger. She would use an egg cup as a vase to put them […]

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Creative Inspiration: Fusing Machine Embroidery and Quilting

About five years ago I was asked if I would ever try machine embroidery. My answer straight away was “Nope, no, definitely not!” I was not interested in machine embroidery at all; my obsession at the time was free-motion quilting and I couldn’t see a way of combining embroidery without it looking like it had […]

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Selvedge: Fenny Suter

Sometimes it takes long hikes through dense greenery to find the perfect spot for a refreshing swim — a hidden lagoon with crystal-clear water surrounded by lush foliage. Fenny Suter’s vibrant embroideries capture this idyllic scene in thread and fabric. They’re a little piece of paradise, but without the sweat and exhaustion of hiking. Her […]

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Tutorial: How to frame hand-embroidery

MATERIALS AND TOOLS Picture frame Cardboard (1.5mm thick) Crafts knife Cutting mat Needle and sewing thread   Step 1 Disassemble the frame. Depending on the frame, there will be a glass or acrylic protection. Some embroidery, such as Ribbon embroidery, is too dimensional to be framed under glass. However, no protection means dusting problems, so […]

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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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Getting Cosy with Designers – Katrina Hadjimichael & Mollie Johanson

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and designers as featured on Cosy PROJECT! Katrina Hadjimichael Email: kat.had@bigpond.com / katrina@katrinahadjimichael.com.au Blog: katrinahadjimichael.blogspot.com Website: https://katrinahadjimichael.com.au “Quilters instantly have a connection to each other than transcends age, culture and status.” Colours of Katrina “My favourite colour for quilts is red. I use many different reds, from soft pinky shades to rich […]

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Jennifer Corkish, Her Work and Her Upcoming Sea Change

The term sea change couldn’t be more fitting for the future of quilter Jennifer Corkish, who is moving from the Southern Highlands to the south coast of NSW. I spoke with Jennifer about plans for her new studio and how the new house will affect her creative process. By Caroline Adams. Those looking for a […]