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NEW SEASON'S YARNS, Accessories & More
Laines du Nord has been producing yarn of the highest quality with care and passion for more than 40 years. Calor Yarns and Design has introduced this range of Italian yarns to Australia and New Zealand. Animal welfare is a high priority in the produ
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Book REVIEWS
Take your quilting blocks to a whole new level and make them into fabric bowls. Providing the perfect opportunity to show off your favourite fabrics, this book teaches you how to transform fabric or quilt blocks into gorgeous art bowls. Published by
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Boxed Up
Sharon Thomson, Berry Quilt and Co — Email: sharon@berryquiltandco.com.au • 1.4m (1 1/2yd) solid cream fabric (blocks) — see note* • 1.5m (1 2/3yd) in total of a variety of indigo, brown, olive and navy print fabrics (blocks) — see note* • 1.2m (1 1/
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Weaving
• 1.2m (1 1/4yd) solid yellow fabric • 2.4m (2 1/2yd) solid orange fabric • 3m (3 1/4yd) solid white fabric • 2.3m (2 1/2yd) extra-wide (275cm/108in) backing fabric • Batting at least 200cm (80in) square • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Sewing mach
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Rainbow BUNTING
• 17 x 21cm (7 x 8 1/2in) rectangles of 12 assorted floral print fabrics in a rainbow palette — Robyn has used Liberty Tana Lawn • 17 x 21cm (7 x 8 1/2in) rectangles of 12 assorted solid linen fabrics in a rainbow palette • Fusible web • 3m (3 1/4yd
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Scandi THROW AND CUSHIONS
• Anette Eriksson Eco Cotton XL (or 10-12-ply wool-blend yarn) *quantities below • Cushion insert: 60 x 60cm (24 x 24in) euro, 40 x 40cm (16 x 16in) standard • 6mm/UK 4/USA 10 circular needle 80cm (31 1/2in) • 6mm/UK 4/USA 10 needle • 7mm/UK 2 croc
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Best Of The Best From Pinterest
Designer: Nataly Mak Contact: natalymak . etsy.com, @nataly_mak_ (Instagram) Designer: Shoshi Nahmany, Shusha Handmade Contact: ShushaHandmade.etsy.com, @shusha-handmade (Instagram) Designer: Jeannie Roux, Frenchchiffondesigns Contact: www.etsy.com
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Dip Dye
• Small bottle of fabric paint 30-50ml (1-1 3/4oz) • Spray bottle • Iron 1 Put the fabric paint into the spray bottle and fill it up with warm water until 2/3 full. Shake well to mix paint with water. 2 Begin by spraying lightly from the bottom edge
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Selvedge DESIGNER EDGE
Ali Scott invites you to meander through fields of wildflowers, dip your toes into the sparkling water along the shoreline and enjoy the fading light as sun slowly sets. Browsing through her gallery of felted landscapes and seascapes, it’s easy to be
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On The Road
During these unprecendented times some of the businesses listed on these pages may be operating in a different way. Most are ‘open’ for business, but they may be open less hours, online only, mail order and/or virtual shopping. Go online or call to c
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Pin Interest
The dimensional embroidery works of Ukrainian artist YuliyaKu are simply mesmerising. With colours and textures layered on opaque backings, her works bring jellyfish to life. To see more of her work, visit www.etsy.com/shop/YuliyaKu Whether you’re a
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Knitted Edgings
Where applicable, the instructions include a guide to modifying the cast-on stitches to fit your project. These edgings may be attached using either a mattress stitch seam or a flat seam. These six different edgings will include the following techniq
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Anette Eriksson
Tell us something about your family life. I was born in Sweden in a small textile town near Gothenburg. My family is still there and my husband and I have a summer house by the lake there. I moved to Hong Kong in 1990 for work and then to Melbourne
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Aster Chunky Crochet Rug
• 11 balls of Moda Vera Hampton Soft Chunky Cotton Blend • 8mm (UK 0/US l-11) crochet hook • Removable stitch marker 118cm (42 1/2in) diameter Note: Read all the instructions before you start. This is an intermediate skill-level crochet project. I
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A Letter to My Daughter PART 2 Just Be Yourself and Bee Humble, Bee Kind
188 x 162.5cm (74 x 64in) Backstitch, cross stitch, detached chain (lazy daisy) stitch, French knot, running stitch, satin stitch Note: Materials required for the entire project were listed in  Part 1, published in Homespun #200, Vol 22 No 1. They a
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Stockists
Goonellabah 0415 826 994 deanne@fabricpixie.com.au www.fabricpixie.com.au Orange (02) 6361 7420 patriciajcole@gmail.com www.hobbysew.com.au Baulkham Hills (02) 9686 2325 lynsneedlework@aol.com www.lynsfineneedlework.com.au Lismore (02) 6622 3003 rain
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Roslyn’s Vinyl Sewing Tips
No special machine needle is required for sewing the plastic pockets in these books. Ideally, use a non-stick Teflon foot, but if you don’t have one, use a walking foot or temporarily attach a piece of sticky tape to the base of your 1/4in foot to he
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Our Fabrics
This quilt uses a large variety of print and solid fabrics designed by Natalie from her Heartstrings and Birdhouse Basics ranges, distributed in Australia by Two Green Zebras. Although we will be publishing all the patterns for the small stitcheries
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Stockists
2 Green Zebras Ph: (02) 9553 7201, website: www.twogreenzebras.com Aroha Quilts Ph: +64 7 884 4590, website: www.arohaquilts.com Alice Springs Beanie Festival Ph: 0408 436 928, Website: www.beaniefest.org Ashford Wheels & Looms Website: www.ashfor
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MAKERS On The MOVE
• 25cm ( 3/8yd) or fat quarter text print fabric (outer cover) • 25cm ( 3/8yd) or fat quarter tape-measure print fabric (inner cover) • Three sheets of grey felt about 25 x 30cm (10 x 12in) (book pages and appliqué) • 90cm (1yd) black and white herri
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Sage Poncho Intermediate Knitting
• Laines du Nord Merino Yak 50g: 12 balls in Colour 10 (sage) • One pair of 4.50mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles OR 4.50mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle (or size needed to give correct tension) • Wool needle Width (approx): 65cm (25 1/2in) Length (appr
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Editor's Picks
Knit a sweet baby blanket featuring three Fair Isle heart designs. Create the ideal accessories set for any enthusiastic knitter. This sweet knitted softie kitty has wings and is dressed in ballet shoes and a tutu. Knit your rag dolly, then make her
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Breeze On Lee
• 50 squares, 25cm (10in) of assorted coordinating print fabrics • 40cm ( 1/2yd) navy stripe print fabric (binding) • 2.6m (2 3/4yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 132cm (52in) square • Appliqué needle • Small appliqué pins • Cotton appliqué thre
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'A Letter to My Daughter'
Goonellabah 0415 826 994 deanne@fabricpixie.com.au www.fabricpixie.com.au Orange (02) 6361 7420 patriciajcole@gmail.com www.hobbysew.com.au Baulkham Hills (02) 9686 2325 lynsneedlework@aol.com www.lynsfineneedlework.com.au Miranda (03) 6382 3999 patc
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Letisha’s Notes On Felting
• Using a front-loader washing machine rather than a top-loader will produce a more roly-poly bunny; a top-loader machine will make a longer, slimmer bunny. • The longer the wash/rinse cycle, the more dense and smaller the bunny will become. If possi
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Spots & Dots
• 20 x 40cm (8 x 16in) rectangles of nine assorted spot fabrics • 20 x 30cm (8 x 12in) rectangles of 10 assorted stripe fabrics • 20 x 40cm (8 x 16in) rectangles of eleven assorted grey tone-on-tone fabrics • 40cm ( 1/2yd) multicoloured stripe print
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Bee-utiful
• 25cm (10in) square of natural linen fabric • 20cm (8in) square of white felt (backing) • 20cm (8in) square of lightweight fusible interfacing • Cotton Garden Threads stranded embroidery cotton from the Forage range in Eucalyptus (LM01), Marigold (L
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Diary Dates
Let us know about your events – email details to dsegaert@umco. com.au or send them to Homespun Diary Dates, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670. Please notify us at least four months before the event. Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, 1644 Logan Road, Mt Gra
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Best Of The Best From Pinterest
Designer: Shukla Chakraborty, colourDezine Contact: www.etsy.com/au/shop/colourDezine Designer: Leah Gay, CreatedbyLeahGay Contact: www.etsy.com/au/shop/createdbyleahgay, @createdbyleahgay (Instagram & Facebook) Designer: Lisa Robertson, Funky Bunn
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Stockists
2 Green Zebras Ph: (02) 9553 7201, website: www.twogreenzebras.com Ashford Wheels & Looms Website: www.ashford.co.nz Banksia Yarns Ph: (02) 45051615, website: www.banksiayarns.com.au Can Do Books Ph: 1300 308 261, website: www.candobooks.com.au C
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