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!

18 gifts for knitters

gifts for knitters, narwhals

We all know someone who’s obsessed with knitting but gifts for knitters? What on earth do you buy them? We’ve gathered 18 gifts for knitters which you can buy for any birthdays, anniversaries or celebrations that are coming up. If you’re in need of some more knitting patterns yourself check out our knitting collection blog… Continue reading

Screen printing at home: DIY screens

screen printing at home

We’re back with the third instalment in our screen printing at home series. We’ve covered DIY frames and bought in the professionals for their advice, and now we’re discussing the material you’ll be needing for your screen. Screen printing requires a thin material of the right density to be stretched across your frame, to allow the ink to pass… Continue reading

13 easy needle felting projects

Needle felting is back by popular demand and we’re seeing #molliemakers all over the world getting involved. To feed your love of needle felting, we’ve collected 13 easy to make projects and creative ideas for you to try. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, these simple projects are a fab weekend make. If you’re a complete… Continue reading

Granny Square Day X Issue 109’s community blanket

Granny square Community blanket

Issue 109 of Mollie Makes is our community issue and includes Frederika van der Galien’s beautiful crochet community blanket. Made up of three different granny squares in a range of colours, this blanket is the ideal project to work on with your crochet pals. And, to celebrate Simply Crochet’s granny square day, we’re giving you one granny square… Continue reading

Free crochet patterns: 16 ways with granny squares

How to use crochet granny squares - crochet granny square pocket from RedAgape

Get inspired for Granny Square Day 2019 with 16 must-hook makes.

Screen printing at home: YUK FUN’s top tips for beginners

YUK FUN screen printing

For our next instalment in our screen printing series, we decided to bring in the professionals. Queue YUK FUN, screen printing extraordinaires who own their own clothing line. They’ve given you there five top tips to screen printing for beginners so we can all start customising. If you have a go at screen printing using YUK FUN’s tips then… Continue reading