Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes March 2019

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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...to our first ever sustainably themed issue! From refashioning old clothes to crafting with naturally dyed yarns, us makers have always been a dab hand at creating sustainably, whether we knew it or not. So, this month we’re showing you how to take small steps towards making a big change. We talk to ethical brands to find out how we can buy more thoughtfully, we’ve got simple ideas for living in a more eco-friendly way, and we’ve got lots of amazing projects for you, from a chunky crochet cowl to a plastic flower wreath. After all, being a sustainable maker doesn’t mean you can’t still be colourful and creative! And, as far as possible, we’ve featured sustainable products, brands and materials throughout the magazine. Together we can make a difference, #molliemakers! FOLLOW…

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Amy Grimes Amy’s an illustrator with a love of nature, wildlife and the patterns found there. Her illustrations feature botanical motifs and leafy landscapes. Outside the studio, she enjoys running, and exploring the natural world around her. Find Amy’s beautiful pull-out papers on page 67. www.hellogrimes.com Christine Leech Crafter, author and workshop tutor Christine is queen of all things confetti, colour and pom poms. She’s never afraid to go big and bold with her sustainable makes when necessary, and is helping us combat single-use plastic creatively this issue. Make Christine’s upcycled wreath on page 87. www.instagram.com/sewyeah Victoria Haynes When she’s not dreaming up craft tutorials, Victoria’s exploring beaches and woods, rummaging in charity shops or pottering in the garden. She’s rarely without a crochet hook or needles and a ball of yarn. See Victoria’s eco home on page…

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mollie makes gift

“I loved coming up with this colourful tiger keyring for Mollie Makes. The king of the jungle is dressed to impress wearing a garland of flowers for you to embroider! I love wildlife and this sweet little tiger was inspired by a trip to the safari park with my nephews, and our favourite story, The Jungle Book. A fun to sew project using simple embroidery stitches, you will need a little skill when turning out the ears, feet and tail – make sure you trim away any excess seam allowance and cut notches to help ease out the corners. He was designed as a keyring but could be stitched onto a jacket or bag as a patch. I hope he brightens your day!” Bethan’s an illustrator and textile designer who takes inspiration…

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mollie loves

LEADING THE WAY IN INDUSTRY STANDARDS, Lucy and Yak have been ahead of the pack from the get go. Not content with making the comfiest dungarees, boiler suits and other iconic styles, they’re also dedicated to making sure everyone involved, from production to customer, is happy and treated fairly. A living wage employer with a strong green ethos, check out the sections on their blog about fibres, packaging, and how they’re continuously improving. Can you tell they’re a firm Mollie fave? www.lucyandyak.com RE-USABLE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD. We all know those non-recyclable coffee cups are a no-no. Meet instead the ceramic travel cup from Libby Ballard Ceramics, which is a big yes-yes. Hand-thrown by maker Libby, then glazed by pouring and dipping, each piece is unique and embraces the beauty of…

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material world

01 Bamboo that’s tough enough for snack time. www.fermliving.com 02 Alpaca game strong. www.secretsofgreen.com 03 Only sustainable card stock around these parts. www.theprintedpeanut.co.uk 04 Made from recycled juice bottles, with a pop of zingy orange. www.kidly.co.uk 05 She’s vegan, she’s eco-friendly; give Tina Tape Yarn a warm welcome. www.woolandthegang.com 06 A Conscious Living collection – well played, Paperchase. www.paperchase.com 07 Fairtrade kicks with street cred and eco cred. www.veja-store.com/en/ 08 Wooden floral goodness. www.layla-amber.co.uk 09 The ultimate feel-good dress. www.birdsong.london…

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cotton dishcloths

MATERIALS Rico Creative Cotton Aran, 100% cotton, 85m/93yd per 50g, one ball each in Lobster (75) (Yarn A), Nude (01) (Yarn B) and Salmon (03) (Yarn C) Yarn needle 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) knitting needles 5.5mm (UK 5, US 9) knitting needles TENSION Approx. 18 sts and 18 rows in garter stitch to measure 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") on 4.5mm needles ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl k2tog knit 2 sts together p2tog purl 2 sts together rep repeat FINISHED SIZE Each dishcloth is approx. 25 x 25cm (10 1/8 x 10 1/8") Garter stitch dishcloth Using Yarn A and 4.5mm needles, cast on 40 sts Row 1 k to end of row Rep Row 1 until dishcloth measures 25cm (10 1/8"), cast off Moss stitch dishcloth Using Yarn B and 4.5mm needles, cast on 42 sts Row 1…