Wednesday 10 June 2015


This lovely publication arrived in the post all the way from 'down under'. Australian Homespun magazine features sewing, quilting, patchwork, embroidery with knitting and crochet. On the cover is the fantastic, fabric, Mr. Fox, a cute change from all the knitted projects I've seen so much of recently.

The Pin Interest section, 'Good Yarn about a Crofters Cottage' mentions yours truly, Hand Knitted Things, no less. The croft house knitting pattern was inspired by a place near to my home in Scotland.

Image: Universal Publishing

Designer Kaffe Fassett's latest venture also gets a mention. An exhibition of 15 quilts inspired by the antique quilt collection in the Quilt Museum in York, UK. The exhibit is on display there until September 2015, maybe I'll get over while I'm back in Yorkshire. (Incidentally the man himself was mentioned on this blog back in November 2014 in this post, 'Knitted work of Art').

Browsing through the range of projects, if I had no knitting and unlimited time available, the cushion cover 'A Birdwatchers Blooms' by Linda Guy of Sew Quilt Designs is something I'd attempt. I like the stylised characters in this combination of embroidery and applique.

However, I have loads of knitting to complete, not least the  item in the pictures, more about that in due course...


  1. Thank you for that nice comment. I know what you mean about loads to do. It's great though loving and wanting to do loads of things. Something to get excited about at least once a week! :)

  2. The new item looks wonderful (and complicated). Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
    And how wonderful that the Crofter's Cottage has made it to the opposite side of the globe!
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. Oh no!!!! Homespun!!! I get that magazine, it is my
    favourite and very addictive. You know you're done for
    now!! lol I was flicking through that edition the other day
    and I was eyeing off page 103 A birdwatchers bloom....yum yum.
    Cheers, Anita.


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