Press Release: Vote Now for Homespun to Win Maggies 2014

Homespun has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Maggies Awards for the best magazine cover for 2014 (published period from July 2013 to June 2014) in the “Specialist” category.

The cover chosen was the Homespun September 2013 issue and was the launch of what has become the magazine’s signature style of graphic close-ups. This hooped design paved the way for a whole new look for the relaunched Homespun.

The featured cover project was from a new young designer who introduced a contemporary edge with hundreds of multi-coloured French knots ‘colouring in’ an umbrella and boot motif. The idea was to convey tactility and detailed craftsmanship to the reader, while at the same time emphasising modern graphic concepts.

“The entire Homespun team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Homespun‘s contributors, designers, advertisers and readers for making this magazine as great as it is,” said Associate Publisher, Karen Day. “Without your input and support this would not have been possible.”

Online voting is now open and this is where we need YOU! Please get behind us and visit to cast your vote for Homespun! It is really quick and easy to do, YOU­­R VOTE COUNTS!

The category winners and overall Magazine Cover of the Year will be announced at The Maggies Magazine Cover of the Year Awards Night on Wednesday, 15th October, 2014. Each unique vote will be rewarded with a $5 iSUBSCRiBE gift voucher.

Sew Far, Sew Good

  • Winner: Homespun, Re-launch of the Year 2013 Publishers Australia Excellence Awards
  • Winner: Susan Hurley, Homespun, Editor of the Year 2013 Publishers Australia Excellence Awards
  • Homespun’s May and July 2014 issues were in the top 5 for best international magazine covers in MagLove,