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Molllie Makes
Knit a bloomin´
lovely tea cosy
< Patchwork
denim shirt
< Upcycled
crocheted shopper
< Metallic
leather necklace
< Cute caravan
cushions
< Bespoke
bunting
Tea time
treats
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
¤ SHOWSTOPPING LOANI PRIOR TEA COSY ¤ NEON
STATEMENT NECKLACE ¤ CARAVAN CUSHIONS ¤ ANIMAL
RATTLES ¤ DENIM SHIRT UPDATE ¤ FLORAL BACKPACK
hand-print
crochet
marble
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CONTENTS
42
issue
number
forty two
20
A BOLD BREW
ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: PHILIP SOWELS MODEL: LEANNE MEGSON
GSON
58
Road trip
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INTRODUCING.. LIVING
The latest news from
the world of handmade
Fill your life and home
with crafted goodness
09 INTRODUCING…
49 LIVING
Handpicked crafty happenings
Our top picks of the most lovely buys
for a hand-crafted, creative home
14 TRENDS
Make a patchwork denim shirt
52 HOME TOUR
18 OUT AND ABOUT
Davina and Nick’s colourful London
home is geared towards family fun
A shoemaking workshop in Devon
58 CARAVAN CUSHION
20 TEA COSY
Make a statement as well as a cuppa
Join the hippy trail this summer with
a Liberty print fabric caravan
30 TEA AND A CHAT…
62 PRINTED BUNTING
With comeback queen Lisa Levis
Create your own custom fabric
designs using hand stamps and ink
36 GOOD READ
@MollieMakes
MollieMakes
How craft improves mental health
67 HANDMADE FAIR
38 MARBLING
Find out what’s going on at the Mollie Makes
mash up stage at this year’s Handmade Fair
Bold new twists on the 80s favourite
68 GRANNY SQUARE BAG
pinterest.com/MollieMakes
youtube.com/user/MollieMakes
43 POM NECKLACE
Get noticed in neons and gold
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Transform that pile of granny squares
into a spacious market day shopper
85
Kawaii
ices
THE WINNER IS…
16
Patch
it up
LOVING
Treats and treasures
to fall in love with
77
Rattles
for baby
As I type, I’m on a high after our first Mollie
Makes Handmade Awards. It was such an
inspiring day. We invited 25 passionate
finalists to The Proud Archivist in London
to present their businesses to our panel of
judges/mentors. We were overwhelmed by
the talent! We’re looking forward to featuring
our winners next issue. In the meantime,
read about our day at www.molliemakes.com
and search the hashtag #HandmadeAwards.
81
90s-style
backpack
Lara Watson Editor
PS. Ready for #worldpomination? UK
readers – you’ll find a voucher in your issue
for a free pom pom maker from Hobbycraft
(while stocks last!). Use our mini book
for ideas, and share your work at www.
thehandmadefair.com/worldpomination
75 LOVING
Beautiful things to covet, adore and make
76 COLLECTOR
Geraldine Tan loves animal stacking dolls
77 ANIMAL RATTLES
Crochet a miniature zoo of friendly
animals to keep little ones amused
81 FLORAL BACKPACK
Get back-to-school 90s style with a classic
backpack design in feminine florals
85 CROCHET ICE CREAM
43
Pom-tastic
necklace
This month’s amigurumi project is
super-summery – now, one scoop or two?
98 THE BACK PAGE PROJECT
Kangan Arora is inspired by India
90 TEMPLATES
Make all this issue’s projects
Subscribe at molliemakes.com
Turn to page 7
to get the lowdown
on this month’s kit
Contributors
PHOTOGRAPH: RACHAEL SMITH
EDITORIAL
Editor Lara Watson
Deputy Editor Charlie Moorby
Art Editor Helena Tracey
Production Editor Jessica Bateman
Digital Production Editor Nina Camacho
Picture Editor Emma Georgiou
[email protected]
Lisa Levis
Anna Wilkinson
Anna always wanted to be good at break
dancing, rapping and knitting, but has only
accomplished one of these (not the first two).
We’re watching this space for YouTube videos,
but for now we’ll make do with her yarn skills.
Crochet Anna’s animal baby rattles on page 77.
www.facebook.com/annaknits
PHOTOGRAPH: KRISTY NOBLE
Lisa is a mistress of reinvention. Having had
to leave her Lisa Stickley label, she’s come
back with a vengeance as founder of nostalgic
accessories brand, Betty and Walter, designing
everything from elegant bags to frilly pinnies.
Read about Lisa’s creative journey on page 30.
www.bettyandwalter.com
Pauline Hagan
Pauline’s passion is experimenting with
craft mediums, but she always wanted to be
a musician or a singer. Now she makes her
colourful leather Benu jewellery collections
whilst singing away in multiple languages!
Craft Pauline’s pom pom necklace on page 43.
www.benushop.etsy.com
Davina Drummond
Davina is an artist and crafter who’s had
commissions from big organisations such as
the Tate Modern, The Southbank Centre and
The V&A. She’s also a blogger, sharing her
love for all things nature, seasons and craft.
Take a tour of Davina’s playful home on page 52.
www.seedsandstitches.com
ADVERTISING
Call: 01225 442244
Senior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes
Senior Sales Executive Beckie Pring
Sales Executives Tiffany Jackson, Robyn McBryde
Sales Director Clare Coleman-Straw
MARKETING
Marketing Executive Elly Ralph
CIRCULATION
Head of Trade Marketing James Whitaker
Trade Marketing Manager Janine Smith
International Account Manager Rebecca Richer
PRODUCTION
Production Manager Mark Constance
Production Controller Stephanie Smith
LICENSING
Licensing and Syndication Director Regina Erak
[email protected]
Tel +44 (0)1225 732359
MANAGEMENT
Managing Director Jo Morrell
Head of Women’s Lifestyle Katherine Raderecht
Group Senior Editor Julie Taylor
Group Art Director Matthew Hunkin
Editorial Director Jim Douglas
SUBSCRIPTIONS
Subscriptions Manager Elizabeth Daly
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Loani Prior
Loani is a modern knitter who takes
traditional designs and reconfigures them
into eye-popping pieces of art! Her witty,
wonderfully constructed objects are admired
by knitters and crafters around the world.
Knit Loani’s showstopping tea cosy on page 20.
www.grandpurlbaa.com
Geraldine Tan
By day Geraldine works as a medical physician
– by night she’s the editor of her lifestyle blog
Little Big Bell (derived from her daughters
Chinese middle name), where she indulges in
her passions for design and décor.
Swoon over Geraldine’s doll collection on page 76.
www.littlebigbell.com
Other contributors
Kangan Arora, Alix Bateman, Steph Baxter, Valerie Bracegirdle, Rachel Buchanan, Hannah Bullivant, Lucy Croft, Sarah Clark,
Mollie Costley, Jenny Dixon, Jen Gardner, Sarah Griffiths, Jenny Hart, Elizabeth McCaughley, Leanne Megson @ Mustard Models,
Kat Molesworth, Lara Messer, Sarah Montrose, Anita Mundt, Lana Red, Sally Roydhouse, Philip Sowels, Jesse Wild
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ExcLuSive DesIgner kit
EASY-STITCH
ANCHOR PURSE
Paying homage to the iconic anchor design
“Anchors are such a wonderful, timeless
symbol – representing hope and love. I was
surprised to learn that in ancient times they
even served as a secret code for Christians to
identify themselves and avoid persecution.
A ubiquitous tattoo, countless are the times
I’ve resisted getting a tiny little anchor inked
à la Kate Moss. I’ve long enjoyed mixing
tattoo imagery with hand embroidery and
this is a simple, easy design, perfect for
a quick, one-sitting, stitching project.
You could use this pouch for keeping
your best rings or earrings apart from other
jewellery, or fill it with dried flowers to make
a sweet-smelling sachet for a friend. Tiny
pouches like this will always find a use and
your hand embroidery will indicate that
something special is kept inside!”
Jenny Hart founded Sublime Stitching in
2001 as a new model for embroidery design
and resources. Since then, Jenny has become
internationally recognised as an artist, designer,
award-winning author and top international
exhibitor. Find more of her work at www.sublime
stitching.com and www.jennyhart.net
Turn to page 90 to learn how to stitch your
purse, and don’t forget to share your finished
versions on Instagram using #molliemakers.
THIS GIFT COMES WITH THE PRINT COPY OF THE MAGAZINE ONLY.
PHOTOGRAPH: KIMBERLY GENEVIEVE
Embroider and sew Jenny Hart’s exclusive Sublime
Stitching anchor motif into a coastal-cool keepsake
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INTRODUCING..
42
THE LATEST IN CREATIVE GOODNESS – HANDPICKED JUST FOR YOU
Designed to
‘provoke the
imagination,’ Jessica
Russell Flint’s prints
(on everything from
bags to wallpapers) are
anything but plain ol’
ordinary. Inspired by
life’s eccentricites, her
luxurious silk scarves
are an eclectic celebworthy mash-up of
fashion and art. www.
jessicarussellflint.co.uk
Subscribe at molliemakes.com
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or improve the one
you’ve got, with Mollie
Makes Blogging, our
latest specialist zine,
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inspiration. Turn to p74
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PHOTOGRAPH: JEN’S JUST DESSERTS
NEW ZINE
Blogging
Indulge your sweet tooth: add
a good-enough-to-eat realistic
macaron necklace to your trinket box.
Be warned: the mini versions are even
more irresistible... www.maqaroon.com
First she brought us the iconic
sausage dog on a tea towel, now
she’s come up with this Labrador
Poodle mash-up in our fave orange
and zesty pink combo. Ace work,
Lucie. www.luciesheridanshop.com
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PHOTOGRAPH: VICTORIA SIDDLE
THIS MONTH’S WISHLIST
Keep nimble fingers busy and
bright with a digitally printed cotton
embroidery kit by Jenny Blair. Even
newbie stitchers can get started on
her whimsy wall art thanks to the
handy collection of stitching how-tos
on her blog. www.jennyblair.co.uk
Breezy pastels, effortlessly cool garments
and a nod to the pineapple trend (keep
a lookout for our take next issue) can only mean
one thing: new patterns at www.diy-couture.co.uk

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