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Quick Stitch: Chocolate Bunny

Not made with a glass-and-a-half of full-cream milk, but with felt, so the pleasure lasts for years, not minutes! This sweet (adorable, not sugary)chocolate bunny puts its Easter namesake in the shade. Designed and made by Allison Dey Malacaria. WHAT YOU NEED: 20 x 23cm (8 x 9in) brown wool fabric or felt (bunny front) […]

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In the Studio with Ali George

Ali George lives in a 90-year-old Queenslander home on a five-acre property in south-east Queensland. We discover how a world-heritage site inspires her Quilter and textile artist Ali has two studios, one inside her house and another in a converted barn, both with stunning views. The first has “a single, recalcitrant original window facing Cunningham’s […]

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Selvedge with designer Carol Arnott

CAROL ARNOTT Carol Arnott’s work is all about capturing the essence of idyllic, seaside neighbourhoods (and the odd craggy fisherman!) in fabric and thread. As a testament to her talents, you can almost feel the sea breeze and taste the salty air while viewing her textile harbourscapes and felt hoops. From quaint cottages on one […]

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In the Studio with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, everyone in Victoria’s family sewed; her mother was a seamstress, her father had an upholstery business and her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, was a quilter. “My three-dimensional skills were pretty good from a young age. No one used patterns, so I would watch my parents and learn to make […]

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Creative Inspiration with Paula Storm: A Question of Colour

One of the things I’m asked about most often is colour and how to put together colour schemes or fabrics for my quilts. So this month, let’s discuss colour! Most of the time when we talk about colour, we’re told to get a colour wheel and start looking at complementary, triadic or analogous colour schemes. […]

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Selvedge with designer Lauren Porter

After a long-haul flight, Lauren Porter’s winged creatures seek antique tools for their stopover spots. A nightingale perches on a pair of scissors, a swallow swings on an embroidery hoop, a coal tit rests on a metal key and a wren admires the view from a hammer. The birds seems very content with staying there […]

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Welcome to Ann Wood’s Workroom

Geographically ambiguous, hauntingly beautiful and the hub of artistic industry. Ann Wood’s moody blue surroundings foster remarkable creativity and provide shelter for her and her dolls and soft animal sculptures – By Susan Hurley   Here’s a little guessing game for you: Where would you find this studio space? Bet you go straight for Victorian […]

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Special Feature: The World of Tilda

Welcome to the world of Tilda’s creative dynamo, Tone Finnanger. It’s the meeting place of whimsy, romance and unbeatable style. We all know and love the Tilda brand, but how well do we know its founder and creative director, Tone Finnanger? With years of successful business to her credit, she is still at the top […]

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Welcome to Mandy O’Sullivan’s Workroom

Looks like left looks right for this particular crochet designer! Meet AMANDA O’SULLIVAN, of REDAGAPE,  in her bright and brilliant shed studio. A few country yarns to be had here, along with high style and creativity. By Susan Hurley “My style is clean, bright, colourful and ‘yarny’.” “I feel like the luckiest crafter on the […]

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Welcome to Ingrid van Willenswaard’s Workroom

Handcrafts alone can make you go all warm and fuzzy, but wait till you combine them with the world’s cutest house/stitching studio. Ingrid van Willenswaard is a knitter, crocheter, artist and blogger and the happy occupant of the sweetest, tiniest, timber cottage in beautiful Amsterdam. She opens her doors to Homespun readers. By Susan Hurley […]