October craft workshops and creative events

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Get a head start on this year’s festive season with our pick of October craft workshops in the UK. Make your own glass beads, stitch a contemporary embroidered artwork, learn to block print fabric or attend The Knitting & Stitching Show – a Mollie favourite! Running a workshop of your own? Tell us more at molliemakes[at]immediate.co.uk

The Crush Catalogue: Swans

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They can break your arm (or so the rumour goes) and these birds enjoy royal protection, dontcha know? No surprise – there’s just something so elegant and regal about swans. Get in a flap over our pick of scarves and other wardrobe essentials, plus a couple of pretty, whimsical interior touches fit for a Queen. 

Mollie Makes issue 71, out now!

Mollie Makes 71 with Christmas topper craft kit and

The nights are drawing in, there’s the hint of a chill in the air and we’re staring to think about (whisper it) Christmas. Get into the festive spirit with a festive woodland papercut, try appliqué with our bright Christmas present sacks or make a thoughtful gift with a Nordic-inspired quilt. Plus, find everything you need to make a… Continue reading

The Rise of the Modern WI

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Alongside craft’s recent revival, another tradition has been rejuvenated. Meet the members of today’s Women’s Institute

The Handmade Christmas Fair: limited VIP ticket offer

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Catch the crafting bug at The Handmade Christmas Fair with Kirstie Allsopp 20th-22nd November, Manchester Central Kirstie Allsopp is on a mission to get the nation crafting in time for Christmas, and The Handmade Christmas Fair is full to the brim with opportunities to buy, make, and learn from some of the finest crafters around…. Continue reading

Etsy Craft Party 2015

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Question: what’s better than crafting? Answer: crafting in company. If your idea of heaven is to craft alongside other makers then you HAVE to get involved with this year’s Etsy Craft Party.

The Crush Catalogue: Ahoy Sailor!

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Ahoy Sailor! Browse our crush list and set sail with these nautical notions and aquatic treasures.

7 networking tips from Blogtacular founder, Kat Molesworth

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Blogtacular founder Kat Molesworth shares her top networking tips

Yarnspiration 2015 – sponsored post

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Yarnspiration is the brainchild of Natasha Seidel, a yarnaholic who got together with crafty friends last year to run a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!). It’s all raising money for charity, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All… Continue reading

Can craft save the world?

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The weekend before last, the New York Times ran ‘Sorry, Etsy, That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World‘ by Emily Matchar. Betsy Greer, writer and craftivist, disagrees.