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Mollie Makes February 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

Valentine’s Day vibes are all around, so this issue is dedicated to my true love – crafting! Whether you celebrate 14 February or not, there’s never a bad time to make something special for a partner or a pal, or to carve out time to treat yourself. While the nights are still long, getting stuck into one of this month’s projects is the ideal way to perk up your evenings. Pick something mindful, like our macramé-look crochet cushion or knitted leopard-print beanie, opt for a quick make like the gingerbread doughnuts or zesty bath bombs, or make both and have a soak in the tub while snacking on baked goods! There are also lots of other ways to indulge your creative passions, like our beautiful art prints, inspiring features and, of course,…

1 min.
contributors

Shikira Alleyne-Samuel One of South London-born Shikira’s favourite music artists is Beyonce. If you go to one of her embroidery workshops, expect see her crafting and teaching while singing along to songs like Formation and Diva. Sew a self portrait with Shikira on page 21. www.kreativepursuit.com Jessie Doughty A lover of plants, her cockapoo Freddie, and all things yellow, Jessie can be found with her nose in a book or watching Harry Potter when she’s not working up craft magic. Jessie always dreamt of being a writer, and her ideas often spill over into her embroidery designs. Add Jessie’s embroidery to your cat keyring kit on page 87. www.jessiedoe.com Joanna Kang Bristol-based jeweller Joanna made the leap to full-time maker in 2016, and likes to trade at local markets. She loves travelling, takes inspiration from design and…

1 min.
mollie makes gift

“My own cat Shima spends her days curled up in a blissful ball and she was the inspiration behind this sleeping kitty keyring. How lovely to spend a bright spring day lazing among flowers in the sunshine – I’d have a smile on my face too. Sewing and embroidery encourage me to slow down and practice mindfulness, so I hope the soft curved shape, gentle colours and sweet smile of this kitty will bring calmness to your day. No experience is needed to make this keyring, and the embroidered details Jessie Doughty’s added over my illustration are designed to bring the keyring to life. I’ve hung mine on my backpack so it can come everywhere with me on my adventures!” Flora Waycott is an Australian-based illustrator, inspired by nature and her childhood…

2 min.
mollie loves

CLASSIC BLUE IS COMING YOUR WAY. It’s Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020, so you can guarantee everyone and their mum will be pushing all things blue. We’re getting in on the hype with our preferred primary variant – a strong inky shade, ideally taking the form of a me-made Jean-Paul boilersuit coverall. www.readytosew.fr/en BOOKMARK COVETABLE STORAGE Few folks do functional-yet-desirable as well as Danish brand Hay. They’ve proven it beyond all reasonable doubt with their ‘it’ product of the moment – the colour crate. Stack ‘em high, mixing colours and sizes to fully art direct your inevitable start-of-year sort out. www.hay.dk HARNESSING THE POWER OF SASSY embroidered slogans, @sufez_art is a real Instagram thumb stopper. She’s a Portuguese crafter taking the art form three dimensional with her embellished wooden bags.…

5 min.
made by hand

HOW TO MAKE CROCHET WRIST WARMERS MATERIALS Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn, 70% cotton/30% acrylic, 50g/75m per ball; two balls in Crystal Quartz (854) (Yarn A), and a few metres each in Coral (856) (Yarn B), Red Jasper (847) (Yarn C), Morganite (874) (Yarn D), Fosterite (866) (Yarn E), Turquoise (864) (Yarn F) and Tourmaline (876) (Yarn G) 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook Embroidery needle TENSION 14 sts and 17 rows to 10cm (4") square over dc ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) ch chain dc double crochet BLO work stitch through back loop only yrh yarn round hook dc2tog double crochet 2 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook ss slip stitch FINISHED SIZE 16cm (6¼") long by 20cm (8") around Keeping…

4 min.
portrait mode

HOW TO MAKE AN EMBROIDERED PORTRAIT MATERIALS 33 x 33cm (13 x 13") 100% cotton fabric in mustard (Fabric A) 40 x 14cm (15¾ x 5½") printed African wax cotton fabric (Fabric B) 11 x 11cm (4 3/8 x 4 3/8") 100% cotton fabric in brown (Fabric C) 33 x 33cm (13 x 13") sew-in interfacing 11 x 11cm (4 3/8 x 4 3/8") fusible interfacing A4 sheet of carbon paper Wool roving in black, light brown, chocolate brown and rust Felting pad Felting needle Embroidery needle Embroidery thread (we used DMC stranded cotton in dark brown (3371), green (911), light pink (225) and salmon (760)) Embroidery hoop, 23cm (9") Scrap turquoise fabric (Fabric D) Matching sewing thread Tissue paper Put the paints away – this is a self-portrait with a difference,…