Spring Issue 55

Celebrating phenomenal women • Life tapestries with Atong Atem • The story of scars • Farming as activism • Suit yourself with Anna Cordell • Daile Kelleher’s fight for reproductive justice • Feminism and the sewn-in pocket • Gardening for good • Three sewing and craft DIYs • Hemp and the future of fashion • Long lunching with Twamley Farm • Art of the heart with Chiharu Shiota •

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The Stitch Up – These September Makes are Sew Good

Ah, September. The month when it starts occurs to us all that we’re starting to run out of year once more. A busy time...

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By the Book: Six Stitchy Reads for Sewing Fiends

Are you a sewist with space on your bedside table simply longing for a book to fill it? Are you...

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You be the Judge… Voting for The Circle Awards People’s Choice Category is Open

Launched in 2021, The Circle Awards recognise and celebrate the businesses, organisations, projects and people who are creating a...

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Everyday Endeavour: A Simple, Slow-Cooked Dinner to Wind Down Your Day

Enchanted by the connection and care she witnessed from her own naturopath as a teen, after studying naturopathy at...

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A Seat for Everyone: How Brisbane Fashion Week is Flipping the Narrative

Star-studded front rows, eye-wateringly expensive couture and lavish parties – fashion week the world over can often seem like an...

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Purls of Wisdom: The Transformative Powers of Two Sticks and Some Yarn

Inside the pages of Issue 54, you may have spotted a free knitting pattern – the beautiful and beginner-friendly dipped-sleeve...

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Trash Talk – What’s Stopping You From Composting?

What’s stopping you from composting, huh? Lack of space? The smell? Mess? Can’t get enough of store-bought fertiliser? The humble...

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Nice Rack! Karishma Kasabia Felt Unseen by the Fashion World… So She Started Her Own Label

At the risk of stating the obvious, the clothes we wear matter. And not just in the sense of sartorial...

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“We Can Create a Better World”: Young Activists Gather for Climate Justice

Was there ever any doubt that the younger generation truly is our future? As seas rise, coal burns and politicians...

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So You Want to be a Citizen Scientist? Why Not Forge a New Relationship with Fungi

Esteemed mycologist Keith Seifert loves fungi. And fair enough. They’re essential to life on Earth...

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Nice Rack! In the Swim with First Nations Designer Liandra Gaykamangu

At the risk of stating the obvious, the clothes we wear matter. And not just in the sense of sartorial...

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The Sewing Detective Investigates: The Case of the Tomato Pincushion

Welcome back sewing sleuths! We regret to inform you that there has been a terrible stabbing. Thousands upon millions of pins...

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Life-changing moments can happen to any of us, at any moment. But it never has to be the end of the story.

– JARRAD SENG, ISSUE 55