The community issue – collaborating with friends

Jade Fisher illustration crafting collaborations

Words: Olivia Gordon. Illustration: Jade Fisher.  Issue 109 is our community issue and it features loads of designer-maker collaborations that will make your heart burst. Sometimes crafting can be a lonely business but Olivia Gordon has gone on the hunt to find maker dream teams who prove working together is better than working alone. Keep… Continue reading

Top destinations for crafting your way around the world

Knitting in Iceland

We all love a craft workshop, so why not combine your next one with your wanderlust and give your crafty learning an international flavour by submersing yourself on a craft holiday. 

Free crochet pattern: chunky crochet storage tubs

We’ve got a free crochet basket pattern for you so that you can create your very own chunky storage tubs, to tidy up all those loose bits and bobs in your home. Remember, we also have more home decor DIY’s and patterns over on our Ravelry store and in our latest issue of Mollie Makes. And we… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets The Great British Bake Off’s Kim-Joy

The Great British Bake Off's Kim Joy. Picture courtesy of @kimjoyskitchen

Creative baker Kim-Joy tells us where she gets inspiration for her cakes and why she loves scrapbooking…

12 must-watch craft videos

10 crafty youtube videos

We love a pattern and a magazine (*cough our Mollie Makes cough*) as much as the next person but sometimes we’re after something a little more visual. Cue craft videos! There’s tons of videos and influencers on Youtube all with a passion for crafting. We have a long list of craft Youtubers we watch but we thought we’d… Continue reading

Screen printing at home: DIY screen print cushion tutorial

screen printing DIY

Always fancied yourself as a printmaker? Us too. And now we’ll be shortcutting our way to surface pattern glory, armed with our own simple hoop screen and homemade mesh screen (find the tutorial for both below). Erin Lacy, who was shortlisted for the 2019 Mollie Makes Handmade Awards, has given you this screen printing tutorial so you can test out your skills…. Continue reading

Needle punching for beginners*

The Modern Crafters how to punch needle

*This blog post is sponsored by The Modern Crafter.  Needle punching is becoming more and more popular and we’re totally on board with it. Relaxing, mindful and with beautiful results, needle punching is our new fave weekend craft that you’ve got to try. We’ve brought in the needle punching professionals, The Modern Crafter, to talk… Continue reading

Meet the indie dyers creating their own yarns and fabrics

Devon Sun Yarns Rainbow Skeins

Looking for new hues to your yarn stash? Get on board with the latest DIY (dye it yourself) trend, or check out the amazing ranges created by indie yarn businesses across the UK.

Meet the maker: Interview with New Designer winner Kezia Hulse

Kezia Husle interview

Back in July, we were lucky enough to work with New Designers, sponsoring an Associate Prize in their Illustration category. New Designers showcases some of the best new design graduates, and our Editor Yvette and Art Editor Sarah were blown away at the incredible work and range of styles at the event. It was a tough decision but a… Continue reading

Colourful crochet mandala patterns

Stretch your crochet skills with our free crochet mandala patterns – we’ve got three for you to try!