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Getting Cosy with Designers – Fiona Tully and Simone Gooding

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Simone Gooding MAY BLOSSOM Website: simonegoodingdesign.com.au “Everyone can use a little cuteness in their life!” MY STYLE IS:  “My designs come from the natural world – woodlands, trees, streams and gardens and all the creatures you just might find there if you look hard enough and sit […]

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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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Getting Cosy with designers Samantha Green and Jennifer Reynolds

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and quilting prowess.   JENNIFER REYNOLDS Jenny of Elefantz Website: www.elefantz.com “When I stand back and look at what I do, the thing that draws it all together is the challenge of taking something ‘normal’ and making it a little fairytale-ish.”   MY STYLE IS: “Still evolving. But […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Xmas Woods Fabrics

We’re dreaming of a wild Christmas in July with frosty woodlands yuletide fabrics to lure you into the spirit of the stitching occasion.  Patterns compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: 1. Northcott ‘Spruce Mountain’ 22227-11, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 2. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Blithe’ Dear Deer […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]

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Quick Stitch: Watermelon Pouch with Trixi Symons

Trixi Symonds serves up the finest slice of watermelon ever – all luscious and lovely, but without sticky fingers and pesky pips. Her multi-purpose pouch is simple delicious – and made in a matter of minutes. Trixi Symonds, Founder of Sew a Softie – Websites: www.sewasoftie.com; www.colouredbuttons.com You will need: 25cm (10in) diameter circle of […]

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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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Selvedge with designer Lisa Mattock

Who needs therapists when you can take to stitching instead? That is, if you try the Lisa Mattock approach. Her explanation for her particular style of layer-upon-layer-upon-layer of patches, stitches and scrappy bits goes like this: “Slow stitching, I call it. And it centres around ‘make do and mend’ and the ‘waste not, want note’ […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Michelle Marvig and Val Laird

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers. VAL LAIRD VAL LAIRD DESIGNS Blog: val-laird.blogspot.com.au Instagram: www.instagram.com/vallairddesigns “Because my stitching and designing is just a hobby, I’m free to do as much or as little as I like. Most weeks, the balance leans to the MUCH side of the scale!” MY STYLE IS: “I’ve been an […]