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Quick Stitch: Little House Lavender Sachets

Two of life’s lovelies – cosy cottages and gloriously fragrant lavender. Julie Nyanyo doubles up on delights with her sweet lavender sachets. They’re simple to make and scent-sational! What you need: Cream felted wool or wool felt Scraps of small-scale print fabric 14cm (51/2in) narrow ribbon Stranded embroidery cottons Embroidery needle Dried lavender Sewing machine […]

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Meet Designers Prue Scott and Cinita Gonzalez

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Prue Scott and Cinita Gonzalez from My Poppet! Prue Scott On making mistakes… “I always unpick a mistake, otherwise it would stare at me from the finished work, mocking me!” My personal style is… “I try so many different projects that I think […]

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Meet Designers Natalie Bird and Sarah Hanson

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Natalie Bird from The Birdhouse, and Sarah Hanson from Dolls and Daydreams! Natalie Bird On quilting… “When I found patchwork, I found my place in the world.” My personal style is… “Homely – a bit folksy. A lot of my designs […]

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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 […]

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FREE Softie Pattern: Make these Adorable Koalas!

Delilah Iris has created this adorable koala softie pattern, and we’re passing it on to you for FREE! Who doesn’t want a tiny, felty koala to call their own? This softie pattern is complete in 8 simple steps! Koala Softie Pattern You will need: White and coloured wool felt plus a scrap of black Pair of small […]

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Crafter Ali Phillips Invites us Inside her Workspace

The chemistry’s just got to be right when sorting out the perfect studio space. Ali Phillips, science-student-turned-crafter, experimented with design and practicalities until she concocted the perfect formula. By Susan Hurley. There’s real science behind Ali Phillips’ stitching and studio space. Why is it so? Because she exchanged periodic tables for work tables and chemical compounds […]

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Welcome to Margeaux Davis’s Workroom

MARGEAUX DAVIS’S ideas run wild on a lush property in regional NSW. Margeaux Davis invites us to explore her magical surroundings and treasure-trove workroom, where her fabric dolls and animals are ‘born’. By Janai Velez Nestled between rolling green hills, cow paddocks and macadamia farms is Margeaux Davis’s creative sanctuary – a 100-year-old house, which […]

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Road Test: Aster and Anne Felt Bag Kit

Driven by Michelle Marvig The art of quilting definitely goes through stages, or fashionable fads, when it comes to colours and styles. However, if you are looking to try some fashionable stitching for a non-quilt project, you might like to try making a handbag. While some of us come from a dressmaking background, and curves, […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Typography Fabrics

Write it, type it, make it – designers are putting pen to fabric so you can cut and piece words and letters to create projects with a bold, graphic style. Compiled by Janai Velez Left to right: 1. Windham Fabrics ‘Type’ D35534-2, designed by Julia Rothman. Distributed by Leutenegger. 2. Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘One Fish […]

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Selvedge – Johanna Flanagan

The reason that Johanna Flanagan’s dolls captivate is because you can’t quite work out whether to be spooked or charmed. The question hangs in the air and keeps you pondering. by Susan Hurley Some of the more waif-like figures seem to implore you to pick them up and protect them, while other wonky-eyed, naked dolls […]