Win a customised love seat from Freedom

Just in time for Valentines Day… win one of four customised love seats from Freedom! Four Australian artists (including me, eeep!) were given a bench seat from Freedom to get creative with. This is one of those secret projects I hinted that I’ve been working on this month. I started with the theme of a lovers’ secret garden and created a throw/loose upholstery, a huge tassel and did some weaving and wrapping on the love seat with copper thread. The fabric was digitally printed with a photo I took, then I painted on it and added some indigo and copper embroidery. I loved making this!

All you have to do to be in the running to win one of these gorgeous creations is enter the comp on Freedom’s Facebook page.


I was in amazing company with this project. The other three love seats were customised by Emily GreenLynes & Co and Georgia Perry.




I love, love the type on the love seat by Lynes & Co.

freedom love seat by lynes and co


These are some detail shots of the embellished fabric on my love seat.

the-red-thread-fabric the-red-thread-textiles


What do you think, aren’t they fabulous? Do you have a favourite? Leave a comment – It doesn’t have to be mine! Remember to head over to Freedom’s Facebook page for your chance to win one of these customised love seats.



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Hello – a catch up post

Hello lovelies! I’m back from an extended break. I didn’t mean to stay away so long but it was the summer school holidays and I wanted to spend time hanging out with Roxy and recharging my batteries after a hectic end to 2013. And then time just got away – as January always does – and all of a sudden we’re well into February! I’ve still been hanging out on Instagram, so you can always find me there (@theredthread) and see what I’m up to. Here’s a bit of a catch up from my Instagram feed.


I managed to get our Christmas tree up and decorated on the 23rd December! I promised Roxy we could leave it up until school went back… so I just packed it away last week! The tree came down and other decorations went up.


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SCOUT magazine giveaway

If you need another incentive to buy SCOUT magazine – apart from the 146 pages of ad-free goodness, new contemporary craft tutorials (ranging from simple to a bit more complicated), printables, a section on wrapping with fabric, wonderful gift lists and wishlists from eight stylists, creatives and bloggers, and a food section featuring 19 delicious recipes – then this is for you. Anyone who purchases a copy of SCOUT before Christmas day 2013 will automatically be in the running to win all these lovely things.

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed. All these lovely things were won by Robyn Carr of Geelong. Congrats Robyn!


One lucky reader will win everything and I’m happy post internationally. The winner will be drawn at random, notified by email and announced here on the blog.

You can get your copy of SCOUT digital magazine here, and see my previous posts about SCOUT here, here, here, and here.


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Craft ideas for the holidays from SCOUT magazine

I’m looking forward to the slower pace between Christmas and new year to get in and get some larger craft projects done – not for tutorials, just for me. Just for fun. How about you? I thought I’d give you more of a peek inside my e-magazine, SCOUT, to tell you about some of the craft projects that you’ll find inside. You can make a himmeli wreath from my step by step tutorial and there are printables to make some really fab watercolour paper gems. There’s  three different coloured watercolour gems to print, so you can mix them up or stick to one colour palette.

himmeli wreath tutorial by Lisa Tilse for SCOUT magazine make a gold himmeli wreath - tuorial in SCOUT magazine by Lisa Tilse


All images by me (Lisa Tilse) for SCOUT magazine

Within the pages of SCOUT you’ll find other tutorials – from simple to more complicated – from easy indigo dyed beads to a fab faceted gem patchwork cushion, and more! If you purchase a copy of SCOUT magazine before Christmas eve you’ll automatically go in the draw to win wonderful prizes: a selection of lovely things that I featured in SCOUT and some of my hand woven baskets too. I’ll post all the giveaway details here in the next day or two and you can find all the details in SCOUT too of course.

You can find my previous posts about SCOUT digital magazine here and here.

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Looking for gift tags? Try these free printables

These printable holiday gift tags are black and white, so you can add colour to match your own gift wrapping. Or use them as they are – black and white is a big trend this year.

the red thread printable Christmas gift tags

the red thread free printable gift tags

See all the tags on the original gift tag printables post on the red thread. You might like some of my other free printables, and my other festive craft tutorials.


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