Hsp2002 Selvedge 1

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 […]

Pic 4 Img 1998

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 […]

Untitled 1

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 […]

Framing Tutorial 12

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 […]

Featuredimg

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 […]

Katrina Hadjimichael 4b

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 […]

Jennifer Corkish

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 […]

Robyn Hicks Wall Hanging Feature

Meet Designers Natashia Curtin and Robyn Hicks

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Natashia Curtin from Smee Designs, and Robyn Hicks from Yummy Yarn and Co! Natashia Curtin On stitching… “Stitching is also an awesome mechanism for getting out of washing the floor as often as I should.” My personal style is… “Diva cockatoos, […]

Winter Patterns

Winter Patterns: Keeping Warm with Cosy PROJECT

As the winter months approach we feel the temperature dropping. In some areas of Australia the temperature is certainly dropping faster than in others, but we feel it nonetheless! We here at Cosy PROJECT aren’t dreading the season. We’re looking forward to nights in, enjoyed with a warm drink and a cosy blanket, and new winter […]

Becky Anne Tilson

Discover Becky Anne Tilson and her Delightful Hooped Animal Designs

Becky Anne Tilson has had many varied and interesting careers. She has practised cosmetology, cleaned houses, taught preschool children and waited tables. She has also worked at a zoo, retail store, salon and sandwich shop. Finally, she found her calling, as a gifted needlefelter and embroiderer, specialising in hooped animal designs. By Janai Velez. Becky […]