February craft workshops and creative events

February craft workshops and events | Fascinator making party with hatastic

Let cupid draw back his bow this February and point you in the direction of our 7 of the best, most creative and thoroughly enjoyable workshops, courses and events in the UK this month. So you might as well give into your passion and embrace all things crafty.

Wool and the Gang workshop

Wool and the Gang workshops | Knitting workshops in February 2016

Want to improve your knitting know-how? Knit Today and Wool and the Gang have teamed up to offer knitting newbies an exclusive workshop this month. Set in the heart of Bristol at contemporary venue space, The Forge (check out @theforgebristol on Instagram) you’ll learn how to make a gorgeous Tender Loving Clutch (pictured below) and come away with not only a new clutch but… Continue reading

Hashtags to help your make a sale

@_jujujust_ for #makersgonnamake

Standing out from the crowd and getting noticed by potential customers can be tricky. However, by using focused hashtags everyone from crafters to small shop owners can increase their online presence leading to those all-important sales. We’ve rounded up the top ten hashtags to get the pennies rolling in… “Hashtags help Etsy sellers to connect to… Continue reading

Mollie Makes issue 63

Mollie Makes issue 63 with free papercut book - Easter 2016

Mollie Makes 63, our first spring issue of the year with tiny hands on the cover and two FREE gifts. Make the springtime bunny plush, crochet character jars and stitch a pair of baby booties. Lots more (pastel pretties) inside…

You Are So Very Beautiful: A craftivism affirmation project

You Are So Very Beautiful Craftivism Project

Have you ever needed a pick-me-up in the middle of the day? Craved a little reminder that you are amazing? Wanted to tell that awkward person at the bus stop that they are beautiful? Craftisvism is collecting signs and organising drops of handmade affirmations, and would love your help! Betsy Greer started the You Are… Continue reading

February wallpaper & desktop background

iPad wallpaper by Steph Baxter Mollie Makes

Spread Valentine’s and Gal-entine’s sentiments with our illustrated wallpapers by Steph Baxter.

Mollie Makes issue 63 templates

Mollie Makes issue 63 - Easter 2016

Your project templates for Mollie Makes issue 63 are ready to download.

How to make a time capsule list

timecapsule

If you’ve always got a set of creative goals on the go, you might find it fun to put together a yearly ‘time capsule’ list. It can help you reflect on the previous 12 months as well as focus on what you’d like to achieve over the next. When January 2017 comes around, you can… Continue reading

Lessons to apply to your photography today

Indi Maverick

Want to improve your photography but don’t know where to start? Even the best shots can be tweaked by applying some simple photographic secrets. Here are seven tips that are guaranteed to get your snaps up to scratch. 1. Pair big and small blooms together When it comes to flowers we’re spoilt for choice. In… Continue reading

Hashtags to help you make connections

@xantheb for Mollie Makes #handmadeawards

Collaborate, make sales, build your blog audience or just make new like-minded friends – using the right hashtags can help you achieve more online. See our top hashtags for bloggers, sellers and makers to help you grow your online community in 2016… @lottsandlots for #CreateMakeShare Hashtags for bloggers #createmakeshare A collaborative project between bloggers ZingZingTree, Kids Craft Room and Growing Spaces,… Continue reading