Maker business tips: How to crowdfund your business

Retro Kickstarter by Hello Hinny. Photo credit: Lynsey Gray

If you’re struggling to raise the cash to build your craft business, crowdfunding can be the ideal way to help you take the next step…

Tackling imposter syndrome: Blogger or blagger?

Tackling imposter syndrome Amelia Flower illustration

Imposter syndrome can be crippling to creatives waiting to be ‘found out’, but how can we readjust our mindset? Lottie Storey investigates. What’s so unusual about the online world is that there are no exam boards for bloggers, crafters and creatives, no official bodies to rubber stamp our work, no qualifications for being entrepreneurial and… Continue reading

Maker business tips: What’s it worth?

know your worth illustration

Prices in the craft world vary so wildly it can be hard to know how to set them. How do you value your work, both in time and money? Your first paid commission is a special moment in every maker’s journey – the realisation that not only do people like your work, but they’re willing to… Continue reading

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 shortlisters

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019

Here they are – the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 shortlisters! Meet the creative start ups, established businesses and handmade champions who will be presenting their creative products and brands to a panel of judges on 8 July 2019 at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards day of fun. We also need your help on deciding the best Product of the Year so… Continue reading

Maker business tips: How to work with Influencers

Influencer wearing Magical sweater by Liz Harry Design. Picture credit: Instagram @lizharrydesign

Find out how you can get your crafts to reach a bigger audience with Influencer marketing…

Maker business tips: How to wholesale

Yvonne Ellen

Kick-start your business with advice from the experts about how to get your handmade products into shops…

Hashtags for modern weavers and tapestry makers

#modernweaving by @redheadweaver

If you’ve got a fascination with fibres and love your loom, we’ve rounded up the best hashtags to get inspired and find fellow weavers…

From the team: Shaking off self-doubt

Holly Maguire good read illustration

We’ve had takeovers, social media lessons and gorgeous wallpapers, and now our Editor Yvette is going to give you some tips in confidence. If you love what you do, but the thought of shouting about it fills you with fear, you’re not alone. Welcome to Creative Confidence 101… Picking up your cheerleader pom poms for… Continue reading

From the team: 5 tips to social media success

Feature image by Karen Dunn. This month we’re helping you get to know the team behind Mollie Makes. There’ll be blog posts from our Editor and Digital Editor, wallpapers from our Art team and takeovers from our Production Editor and Commissioning Editor over the next few weeks. We’ll all be BFFs before you know it. But,… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets Sincerely Louise

Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise with knitted sea creatures

From foxes and deers to unicorns, toucans and even a blobfish, Louise Walker has been knitting up a storm creating her unique yarn kits…