Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes Issue 89

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.

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fresh ideas

Spring has officially sprung in the Mollie Makes office, so this issue is all about the new. We’re taking style cues from Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet – intended to evoke creative inspiration – showing off our crafting in different ways (woven clutch bag, anyone?) and bringing next-level cuteness to your felt-based makes with the adorable BFFs on page 18. There are also original takes on favourite techniques, like Katie Jones’ amazing crochet cushion on page 81, and easy ways to update your home, such as the painterly clay pots on page 63. Use them to display your spring blooms, then show off your newly-acquired skills using #molliemakers. Turn the page for more on your free gift! Then Turn to page 67 for your papers…

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Tom Gyr Pen craftsman Tom used to work as a photographer for food start-ups and would often commute to work by kayaking along the Thames. He’s a big fan of Wes Anderson films – The Life Aquatic is one of his favourites. Read about Tom’s Studio on page 26. www.tomsstudio.co.uk Manuela Trani As a little girl, Manuela thought clouds were made of whipped cream. She wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up, but instead turned to crafting, naming her business Nuvolina, which means ‘little cloud’ in Italian. Find Manuela’s cute felt softies on page 18. www.nuvolinahandmade.etsy.com Lucy Tiffney Lucy grew up in Essex, making things with her friends and going on treasure hunts with her sisters. She’s now based in Colchester, and pours her passions for colour and unusual objects into interiors, design…

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cross stitch banner

Positive vibes only... “I love designing kits that are so simple they can be made in an evening – there’s nothing like the satisfaction of a finished project. I also love positive phrases or words all around my house, and ‘be kind’ is a favourite one of mine. I’m often asking my two young boys to be kind, so a little reminder hung up on the wall is no bad thing. Anything pink always gets my vote, but you could stitch the board with your own thread, or even paint the board a different colour first if you really wanted to personalise it!” Chloe Hardisty is mum to two little boys, and lives in Loughborough where she runs Cotton Clara, designing modern embroidery kits using laser cutting techniques. She loves dreaming up new ideas…

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Rainy days just got a whole lot better thanks to Gudrun Sjoden’s monochrome mac. Its statement print fully overthrows any geek chic vibes your standard anorak might have, and as the UK tends to see more showers than sunshine, this fashion-forward jacket will definitely earn its keep. www.gudrunsjoden.com TOP READ Il-loom-inati In their new book, Weave This, The London Loom dream team Francesca Keltz and Brooke Dennis showcase weaving as you’ve never seen it before. From giant looms to fluorescent soumaks, we’re in love. www.hardiegrant.com Gray by Southwood Stores have brought back their apparel line for women. Soft organic cotton in feminine shapes deserves a spot in your wardrobe, so bag yourself a treat while stocks last. www.southwood-stores.myshopify.com When Lee Foster-Wilson decided to turn her design skills to terrazzo, only good things could come of…

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this month we’re obsessing about... ultra violet

MAKE IT! ULTRA VIOLET HOOP MATERIALS • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, 100% acrylic, 136m/149yd per 100g, one ball in Pansy Purple (Yarn A)• Stylecraft Special DK, 100% acrylic, 294m/322yd per 100g, one ball in Violet (Yarn B)• Small amount of cream DK yarn• Wooden embroidery hoop, 23cm (9 /8") diameter• Wooden embroidery hoop, 16cm (6 /8") diameter• Copper acrylic paint• Wooden beads• Paint brush 01 Separate the inner and outer parts of both embroidery hoops. Put aside the outer parts of the hoops as they won’t be used. Paint both inner hoop parts with copper paint and leave to dry. 02 Next, cut lengths of yarn for the tassels. Cut 75 80cm (31½") lengths from Yarn A, and cut 120 60cm (23 /8") lengths from Yarn B. 03 To make the tassels for the larger…

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kitty & percy

HOW TO MAKE… FELT SOFTIES MATERIALS • Wool felt in Natural, Peach, Blossom, Mocha, Fawn, Blush, Pale mint, Moss and Pistachio, 1mm (/8") thick (we got ours from www.paper-and-string.net)• Riley Blake Designs Ava Rose Flower cotton fabric in Cream• Matching sewing threads• Two black brads, 0.5cm (¼")• One white plastic pearl bead, 3mm ( /8")• Three white plastic pearl beads, 4mm (¼")• Four mustard yellow seed beads• Embroidery thread in black, pink, red and mustard yellow• Pale pink satin ribbon, 4mm (¼") wide• Pink powder blush• Cotton bud• Soft toy stuffing• Erasable fabric marker• Pinking shears We may have reached peak cuteness with this project – what could be more adorable than cat and mouse BFFs Kitty and Percy sharing a strawberry picnic? And what makes them almost too pure for this world…