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Getting to know Tone Finnanger

When it was time to start organising the 2020 Homespun block, we invited well-known Tilda owner and designer, Tone Finnanger, to design it using one of her newly released fabric lines  Featuring her whimsical and romantic style, Tone set about designing the BOM to be released over six issues of the magazine. In the next […]

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Block Masterclass Series: Log Cabin

Log Cabin The Log Cabin quilt block is arguably the most well-known and best loved of all quilt designs. With its straight seams, it is simple enough for a beginner to sew, and oh-so-exciting for the beginner as well as the more experienced quilter to ‘play’ with the designs 1.LOG CABIN HISTORY Log Cabin quilts […]

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Setting up your sewing workspace with Anita Ellis

We have all coveted the beautiful places that people create for their sewing adventures. I can swoon over these just as much as the next quilter. But we all know this is not necessarily realistic. For one, we all create differently. I am a messy thing whose focus remains totally on the task in hand, […]

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Know Your Product: Sewing Furnitures

Many of us don’t have the appropriate storage for all of our sewing accessories, nor — and even more importantly — a dedicated workspace for sewing. Do you sew at the kitchen or dining table, setting up and packing down around family meals? Not only is it frustrating, it can be unmotivating! But if you […]

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Designer Stitch & Quilt: Adjustable Multi-Purpose Creative Station

The Designer Stitch & Quilt Creative Station is distributed by Baby Lock Australia. Baby Lock is famous for inventing the first domestic overlocker in 1967. Since then the initial design has evolved, with amazing new technology being added, such as air threading and coverstitch. Embellishing and Sashiko machines have also been added to the range […]

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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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Profile: Rebecca Hastings

Pops of colour, spectacular piecing and flowing curves give Rebecca Hastings’ creations an intriguing appeal. Rebecca Hastings has always had an affinity for craft, exposed to varying handcrafts from a young age. “My mother crocheted Afghan blankets, designed tapestries, cross stitch and embroidery, as well as painting with oils and watercolours,” Rebecca explains. “I used […]

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Textile Museums of Europe

Europe offers immensely rich and ancient history. If we were to travel there with only the intention of visiting the museums rich in textile history, we would have to travel long distances and it would take many days. Instead, let’s go on an armchair journey right now and enjoy some of the marvellous textiles in […]