Winter Issue 61

Our first Peppermint Pattern is here! Meet the Tansey Top • Embroidery joy from our cover artist Fleur Woods • The curious power of the compliment • Plastic-free beauty round-up • Colourful threads from Ellie Whittaker • Speaking out on mental health • Bangarra Dance Theatre • Building better communities • A fun thrift flip • 'Behind the seams' with Nancybird • Accessible art with Studio A • Visible mending • Using textile waste to forge connections

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Meet Thuy Nguyen, The Patternmaker Behind The Tansey Top

Meet our very first ‘Peppermint Pattern’, the Tansey Top! To bring our vision to life, we worked with renowned fashion...

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How Sewing Surpassses Generations with Needle and Thread

With over 20 years of sewing experience, Annie Stafford created Ford Wardrobe as a place where new sewers can find...

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Dive In! Beautiful Bronte Bathers From Three of our Fave Pattern Testers

The Peppermint Bronte Bathers, designed in collaboration with Sharon and Justine Cowie of Swim Style Patterns, have certainly made a...

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Sydney-Bound? Rest Easy at This (Affordable!) Profit-For-Purpose Hotel

Heading into the big smoke? Have we got news for you, dear friend, because we’ve found the perfect place to...

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Sewing School: The Peppermint Tansey Top Is Here to Win Your Heart

Like a good friend, a warm bath and a camomile tea, the dreamy Peppermint Tansey Top will always be there...

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Hobbies for Happiness (And the Risks of Mixing Business with Pleasure)

Ever imagined quitting your desk job to spend your days stitching and crafting by a log fire? Tread carefully, my...

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Threads of Joy: Warmth and Wonder in our Bumper Winter Issue

The Britannica Dictionary describes a diamond in the rough to be “a person who has talent or other good qualities...

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Making Waves! Spoonflower’s New Range of Apparel Fabrics

When Spoonflower asked if we’d like to partner with them for the launch of their new apparel fabrics, it was...

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The Stitch Up: Take a Peek at These Amazing April Makes

Sewists unite! It’s one of those wonderful times of year where the whole world is in a transitional season and...

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Sew Little Time: How to Fit Me-Made Projects into a Busy Schedule

Sewing can be a time-consuming hobby, which sometimes makes it feel incompatible with busy modern life. However, with some extra...

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Generate Good: The Winery Preserving Both Land and Grapes

Tradition and innovation are a natural pairing at Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, especially when it comes to sustainable viticulture....

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It’s Coming! The Finders Keepers Market Is Sydney-Bound (And Bigger Than Ever)

Start saving those pennies, Sydneysiders, because The Finders Keepers Autumn Winter Markets are just around the corner. And this time...

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Stick to your guns about the things that really matter. You should never compromise on the right thing to do just because it's easier.

BRIANNE WEST, ISSUE 61