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Mollie Makes May 2020

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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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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
R 120,28
R 1 104,17
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

Never in a million years did I think the world would be so different since the last issue. I know there’s a lot of anxiety, fear and uncertainty out there right now, but it’s important to remember there’s a lot of uplifting stories too, with so many people doing amazing things to help us all get through this. Putting this month’s mag together – from home – felt insignificant at times, compared to what was happening outside our front doors. But, the positive comments we’ve had from you all on social media show just how important craft is at a time like this. So, if you want to keep busy and get creative, we’re here for you! Try a new craft with our cute clay panda planter, upcycle an old pair of…

2 min.

Athena Cauley-Yu Athena is chief stationery geek at Meticulous Ink. She juxtaposes her deep adoration of papery things by learning jiu-jitsu and lindy hop swing dancing. Yes, her hair is naturally long, curly and massive, and she’s not sorry about it. Take a tour around Athena’s store on page 40. www.meticulousink.com Ella Masters Artist and illustrator Ella is a huge advocate for mental health, and won the Product of the Year Award at the 2019 Mollie Makes Handmade Awards for the gorgeous vase created as part of her #ella365project. Check out Ella’s illustration on page 74. www.ella-masters-studio.squarespace.com Violeta Llano Violeta is a musician obsessed with textiles. When doing her PhD in interactive electroacoustic composition, she bought a sewing machine to make fabric sculptures. Later, she had two babies and brought out her dusty machine from the attic,…

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mollie makes gift

Coming up with new ways to use up my overflowing yarn stash is one of my favourite activities. Crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint and pom poms all make frequent appearances in my projects, and when I can combine them, it’s a win! I hadn’t used plastic canvas since I was young, but by using modern colours and a fun rainbow shape, I’ve given this craft medium a modern twist. Your rainbow kit uses simple backstitch to create a woven-style design, and the warm tones will add sunshine to your home. Tiny pom poms are the ideal finishing touch, and pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I hope this fun gift helps to brighten up your space! Sarah lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, with her husband and kids. She’s almost…

2 min.
mollie loves

THE EIGHTIES CALLED, THEY WANT YOU TO KNIT A SWEATER. Luxe German handknit brand Maiami have teamed up with yarny faves Wool and the Gang on two new designs – the Maiami jumper and the Vice cardigan. Both available as kits, you can get them delivered to your door and knit your way to chevron-clad happiness. The vibe? Miami Vice , but make it cosy, which suits us just fine. www.woolandthegang.com CARE PACKAGES ARE DONE BEST when you call in the experts. If cobbling together your own is too much right now, let Eden Boxes do it for you. They load theirs up with small batch local artisan products – hello candles, sweet treats and handmade accessories. Pick from four different boxes to spoil your loved ones with – the Bubba…

6 min.
hoovay for clay

HOW TO MAKE A CLAY PANDA PLANTER MATERIALS Air dry clay (we used Das modelling clay) Bowl of water Soft sponge Glass jar Cling film Modelling tools Acrylic paint Paint brushes Sandpaper Varnish (we used Décopatch Sealing Varnish) Even if you weren’t obsessed with watching The Great Pottery Throw Down recently, ceramics is one of those crafts most of us would love to try our hand at. This panda planter is not only the cutest vase we’ve ever seen, it’s also a great introduction to the world of clay. No wheel? No problem. Get hold of some air dry clay from a local craft shop or online, and have fun with the making and decorating process. Our top tip? Remember that slip – clay smooshed down with lots of water – is your best…

4 min.
second hand first

HOW TO MAKE A PINAFORE DRESS MATERIALS Pair of full-length jeans Seam ripper Denim needle (size 90) Zip Zip foot Polypropylene webbing, 4cm (1 5/8") wide If you’ve been glued to The Great British Sewing Bee and feel inspired to get involved, this upcycle from their amazing new book will kick off your hobby nicely. Focusing on getting creative and giving old materials a new purpose, this fun project shows you how to turn a pair of jeans into an easy-wear pinafore, transformation challenge-style. Working against the clock is totally optional. 01 Lay out the jeans and unpick the inside leg seams up to the crotch seam. Using a seam ripper is easiest, but you could use a pair of embroidery scissors – just make sure not to cut through the fabric. 02 Decide how…