How to host a Mad Knitter’s tea party

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Mad about knitting? Size up these top tips for throwing a spectacular Mad Knitter’s party “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You… Continue reading

The Knitting and Stitching Shows 2014

Shopping at The Knitting and Stitching Show 2014

Make your way to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London 8-12 October and Harrogate International Centre 20-23 November for crafty get-together The Knitting and Stitching Shows return this October and November covering all aspects of craft and making with learning hotspots, over 400 crafty stalls and tons of inspiration making it a must-visit craft… Continue reading

How to crochet rainbow shoe laces for the #RainbowLaces campaign

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Whip up a pair of crochet rainbow shoe laces and show your support for the Rainbow Laces campaign – challenging homophobia in football. The movement (backed by the charity Stonewall, Paddy Power, Metro and the Premier League) kicks off this weekend as footballers across England sport rainbow-coloured laces as part of their second annual anti-homophobia… Continue reading

Cray cray crochet nails

Crochet nail and crochet nail art by Hook Look

No, you’re not seeing things, there are actual granny squares on these nails. This is the handiwork of Ingrid Leroux from Hook Look and author of Pixel Plaids. While they make little or no sense, and are borderline cray cray, we’re a little bit in love with them. Puts the term crochet enthusiast in perspective doesn’t… Continue reading

11 fun jungle theme crafts, ideas and buys

Jungle themed kids craft and ideas

Look out! There’s a herd of exotic wildlife and thriving flora making its way to the high street! We’ve saved you a trek through the handmade jungle to find top ideas, buys and DIYs for this month’s trend bug What’s with all the flamingos? Why, it’s the exotic trend making the journey to a shop… Continue reading

Free sewing pattern download in Mollie Makes 44

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Learn how to sew silk and make a beautiful top with your second free gift this month – a cami top sewing pattern from Sew Over It.

Meet Mollie Makes Handmade Award Winner Crafty Queens

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We catch up with the winners of the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards who spill the beans on their experience at the event, the best advice from mentors, and what’s next. Turn to page 44 in issue 43 to read more about the day, or click here to get the deats on the winners

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week: London Craft Club

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We interview one of Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourites, London Craft Club, to find out more about the pop-up crafting studio. We spoke with founder Sonia Bownes about taking on the high street and what she’s looking forward to most at The Handmade Fair! Image: © London Craft Club “The great joy in putting together an… Continue reading

Mollie Makes takeover guest: One Sheepish Girl

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One Sheepish Girl joins Mollie Makes for an Instagram and Pinterest takeover

Win 5 DIY Stardust bracelet kits

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Calling all jewellery makers and DIY fashionistas! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of 5 macramé bracelet kits from I-Beads