Australian Homespun



I think I’ve always enjoyed doing something creative. My favourite subjects at school from a very young age were art and sport. Rachel and I were surrounded by creative people from both sides of our family. On Mum’s side, our grandfather was an amazing painter; our grandmother could knit and sew; and our mother did pottery, weaving and quilting when we were young. On Dad’s side, our aunty

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