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Mollie Makes January 2020

MollieMakes is a brand new lifestyle and craft magazine which brings you the best of craft online, a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, tutorials on inspiring makes, round ups of the most covetable stash and tours of the crafty capitals of the world. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find on printed newsstand copies.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Interrupted
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

Happy New Year, #molliemakers! I’m so excited for 2020, but I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed we’re not all flying around on hoverboards while robots do the washing up... Never mind though, there’s certainly been plenty of progress in the world of craft. We’re being more conscious than ever when it comes to the environment, beautiful yarns and fabrics are only a click away, and the internet has brought together the handmade community in the most amazing way. Little Yvette, posting paintings to BBC1’s Take Hart gallery (Google it!), would never have dreamt that 30 years later she’d be chatting to designer-makers all over the world on a daily basis. And, in turn, sharing their inspiration with you in the mag, on social media, and on our website. So cheers…

1 min.
contributors

Liz Harry Liz wanted to be a designer from a young age, and spent hours pausing Disney cartoons on VHS to copy. Her work is inspired by nostalgia, but rooted in what’s currently happening in her life, and she enjoys exploring cities and dressing like a rainbow. Cut, stick and frame Liz’s illustrations on page 61. www.lizharry.etsy.com Silvina De Vita Silvina used to be a professional skater in Argentina, and misses the dress she wore for competitions – she now lives in jeans every day. Silvina’s new hobby is gardening, and she’s currently studying at the Royal Horticultural Society. She’s obsessed with plants both in and out of the studio. Craft Silvina’s mountain range collage print on page 26. www.silvinadevita.com Carmen Jorissen Knitwear designer Carmen’s ideal day involves knitting (obviously), searching online for her dream farmhouse, and…

1 min.
mollie makes gift

“My favourite things to make are dreamcatchers and flower mandalas, so I loved designing this snowflake hanging. I wanted it to have a winter wonderland feel, so I chose cooler colours, then warmed it up with pink and cream. Using only basic crochet stitches, this kit is so simple, even for beginners. It’ll look lovely hanging in a window, or maybe as a replacement for your festive decs once the tree’s come down, thanks to the sparkly silver yarn. And you can always make more from the pattern, with or without a hoop. If you’d like to personalise your mandala, beads, tassels or ribbons would all look rather fabulous. Happy making!” Hattie lives in the Cotswolds, and loves playing with yarn to create pretty floral crochet designs. Visit her Instagram @petalshed and her…

2 min.
mollie loves

EXQUISITE HAND-PAINTED PRINTS IN WEARABLE SILKS, that’s what you get when Brit designer Jessica Russell Flint teams up with Anthropologie, taking the pattern clash trend artisan. Expect floaty volume, modest shapes and look-closer quirky detailing from this artist collab. The collection’s now live. www.anthropologie.com BOOKMARK BEYOND THE HOOP There’s now a new way to display your lovingly stitched embroideries – Brynn&Co.’s needlework frames. The innovative wooden laser-cut pieces come in neat round, square and arch shapes in a couple of different sizes. They slot together like magic to showcase your handiwork, freeing up your hoops for the next project. www.brynnandco.com IF A DOGGO BIRTHDAY CAKE sounds reasonable – nay, essential – to you, you’ll be needing to check out Four Legs Four Walls for your pupper. Their vegan cork leather collars and…

5 min.
life in miniature

HOW TO MAKE AN HEIRLOOM DOLL MATERIALS 30.5 x 35.5cm (12 x 14") Kaufman Essex Linen Blend fabric in Leather Gold (ours was from www.fabric.com) (Fabric A) 1.25 x 0.75cm (3 x 2") Shannon Lux Fur Mongolian fabric in Caramel (ours was from www.fabric.com) (Fabric B) 25 x 25cm (10 x 10") Organic Cotton Sherpa fabric in Natural White (ours was from www. simplififabric.com) (Fabric C) 20.5 x 20.5cm (8 x 8") Worldly Crushed Velvet fabric in Gold (ours was from www.fabric.com) (Fabric D) Pale peach stretch knit fabric, one 28 x 25.5cm (11 x 10") piece and 1.25 x 30.5cm piece (3 x 12") (Fabric E) 12.5 x 7cm (5 x 2½") wool felt (we used wool blend felt in White Nectarine from www.dandelion fabrics.etsy.com) (Fabric F) 76.5 x 7.5cm…

4 min.
all you bead is love

HOW TO MAKE A BEADED PURSE MATERIALS CrystaLove™ Faceted Glass Crystals 6mm, 90 in Navy Blue, 90 in Mint, 100 in Yellow and 400 in Milky Pink/Iridescent (ours were from www. beadsdirect.co.uk) One large bead 50m Beadlon Supplemax Monofilament Illusion Cord, 0.25mm thick (ours was from www.hobbycraft.co.uk) If, like us, you reminisce about the amazing teeny tiny beaded bags you took to your school discos, this project is going to make you incredibly happy. These beauties have come back into fashion with an almighty bang, and are super simple to make – all you need to do is follow the pattern. When you’re beading, the piece can turn over in your hands, so have a little check which side you’re working on when you’re adding in the heart patterns. 01 Cut a 60cm (23…