While many crafting traditions have gone in and out of fashion, many crafters find their calling in older designs and techniques, while others use the older crafting traditions, styles and techniques to blend with modern designs. In the latest Homespun – Honouring The Traditions Issue, we are celebrating classic craft designs, with beautiful traditional quilts, a beautiful embroidery honouring the women involved in World War II, a gorgeous doll designed by world renowned dollmaker, Barbara Willis, and many more wonderful projects. There is also the final instalments for the On Toadstool Lane play set project from Jennifer Goldsmith, and the final luggage item in our Project of the Month series, A Trip to Remember, with a beautiful and practical overnight bag designed by the one and only, Amy Butler of Amy Butler Design. With so many gorgeous projects to choose from, you simply must start stitching today!
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|Rose Dance |
With a beautiful and classic design, Rose Dance designed by Jennifer Murray is sure to have you dancing for joy when you start, and complete, this amazing quilt. Using appliqué and a more traditional range of fabric colours and designs, this quilt is perfect for adding your own touches of creativity such as using bold, modern colour fabrics.
World-renowned dollmaker Barbara Willis has delighted the Homespun team with her beautiful creation, Prilly. The delicate laces, trims and buttons allude to the dresses of 17th Century French noblewomen. Have fun collecting all your bits and pieces of lace and trims to create your own version of Prilly.
|Home Front Girls |
Honouring the women who worked as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF), Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS), Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) and the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA), during World War II, Katie Dawson has created this wonderfully retro style embroidery, Home Front Girls. This fabulous embroidery would be the perfect gift for your mother, grandmother, or any other woman who may have been part of this valiant effort during the war.
In celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, Katrina Hadjimichael is producing not one, but three fabulous projects all inspired by the novel. This beautiful cushion Jane, named in honour of Jane Bennet, features needleturn appliqué and a striking clam-shell appliquéd border.
|Flying Home |
This beautiful quilt, Flying Home designed by Meredith England, would make the perfect farewell gift for any loved one travelling overseas or across the country. The blocks are made using only two different units – pieced squares made from half-square triangles and Flying Geese. This quilt would look beautiful with any range of fabrics or use up your stash to create a unique scrappy quilt.