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WHY ONLY WOOL?
You don’t have to make pompoms just from yarn, you know. You
can try your hand at this fabulous fabric alternative from Alicia,
from Sew What Alicia – she shows you how at http://www.sewwhatalicia.
com/how-to-use-your-fabric-scraps-to-create-a-pom-pom.
Contacts: http://www.sewwhatalicia.com; or search SewWhatAlicia on
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Let us know about your upcoming event – email details to
homespun@universalmagazines.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.

diary dates


NSW – Sydney
June 22-
Darling Harbour Expertise
Events Craft & Quilt Fair, Sydney;
International Convention Centre
Sydney. A complete craft experience;
teaching visitors to create projects in
workshops hosted by featured guests,
showcasing craft talent through
displays (including the Sydney Quilt
Show) and providing a platform for
craft enthusiasts to see the latest
products for their next project, all
under one roof. Open 9am-4.30pm.
Entry $19-$22, book online to save.
More information:
Visit craftevents.com.au.

NSW – Country
June 11-
Upper Orara Upper Orara
Patchwork and Craft Group biennial
Quilt Show; Upper Orara Hall,
610 Upper Orara Rd. Display of work
created by members, raff les and craft
goods for sale. Devonshire morning
and afternoon tea and light lunch
available. Open 9.30am-4pm.
Entry $2, children free.
More information:
Phone Ann on 0429 553 532.

Vic – Melbourne
June 17
Bulla Sunbury Stitchers &
Quilters’ High Tea Theme Quilt-In;
Jack McKenzie Community Centre,
Greens Rd. Supporting local, not-
for-profit accommodation for women
and children. Guest speakers are
Emma Jean Jansen and Janette
McInnes. Bring your favourite
tea cosy (any form) for a
viewers’-choice competition.
Open 10am-4pm. Entry $10.

More information:
(And to reserve a table), contact
Debbie on 0408 502 468.

Vic – Country
June 16-
Bendigo CraftAlive Bendigo;
Prince of Wales Showgrounds,
Holmes Rd. Bringing together
both talented interstate and local
exhibitors, focusing on creative hand-
finished products, DIY products, craft
supplies, homewares and creative
workshops. Open 10am-5pm.
More information:
Visit http://www.craftalive.com.au.
July 7-
Wodonga CraftAlive Wodonga;
Wodonga Sports & Leisure Centre,
Hedgerow Court. Bringing together
both talented interstate and local
exhibitors, focusing on creative hand-
finished products, DIY products, craft
supplies, homewares and creative
workshops. Open 10am-5pm.
More information:
Visit http://www.craftalive.com.au.
July 7-
Wangaratta ‘Strictly Quilts’
Exhibition; St Bernard’s School Hall,
Williams Rd. A combined display of
quilts from the quilters of the rural
city of Wangaratta. Raff les.
Open 10am-5pm. Entry $5.
More information:
Phone Kerrith Bell on (03) 5721 3510.

Qld – Country
June 24-
Mossman Leukaemia Foundation,
Mossman District Branch, Quilt and
Craft Expo/Airing of the Quilts;
Mossman Indoor Sports Centre, Front
St. Quilts and crafts on display, craft
stalls and refreshments available all
day. All profits go to the Leukaemia
Foundation. Open Sat & Sun
9am-4pm, Mon 9am-3pm.
More information: Contact Lorraine
Carrington on 0458 111 142 or email
ljcarrington@bigpond.com.

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BECAUSE YOU CAN!
Just because you love stitching doesn’t mean your home has to be
a shrine to craft. But, let’s face it, sometimes there is one fabulous
furnishing that you just can’t go past. And we reckon this crocheted
cotton ottoman might be the candidate. It’s cosy and comfortable but
hip at the same time – and you can’t do better than that, stitcher or no
stitcher. Measures 50cm high and 50cm wide (20in) and available from
Schots Home Emporium Ph: 1300 774 774, website: http://www.schots.com.au.