How to organise an Instameet

@porthjess for #igersbristol

There’s no better way to get new ideas and inspiration flowing than by attending a creative event – or organising one yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone and around a bunch of new people can work wonders when you’re stuck in a rut. Jess (aka @PorthJess) organises Bristol’s Instameets, which have gained a reputation… Continue reading

Stylists’ secrets: Photography tips for styling the seasons

Candy Pop Instagram

Get the scoop on simple styling from pro photographers/stylists, Caroline South, Candy Pop and Rachael Smith, and find new ways to keep your photography fresh and relevant. See you on the prop hunt! Photo © Caroline South Caroline South is the master of styling minimal, striking flatlays using bits and bobs picked up on the… Continue reading

What makes a great creative community?

The Rise of #makeitsewcial Instagram hashtag | Event | Mollie Makes

Allison Sadler has created a huge Instagram craft community – and won the Mollie Makes Creative Idea award for it. We caught up with her and #makeitsewcial participants to find out what makes a great creative community and what’s coming up in 2016. (Keeping our fingers crossed for a #makeitsewcial festival.)

The Rise of the Modern WI

The Rise of the Modern WI by Lottie Storey | Mollie Makes

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

Craft project ideas for a winter crafternoon

KnitWoodlandCozy

There’s nothing quite like getting together for an afternoon of crafting with friends. Whether we’re all making the same thing or getting on with our long-term projects, group craft is a real motivator for completing WIPs. So the next time you find yourself hopping from one project to the next with zero enthusiasm for either,… Continue reading

DIY weaving: How to make a tassel wall hanging

DIY weaving - How to make a tassel wall hanging

This woven ombré wall hanging by Alex Dao is the only January blues we’re allowing right now… Woven wall hangings are a great way of bringing loads of colour and texture to any space. They’re not too precious to be touched, and add an instant element of modern cosy wherever you hang them. And thanks… Continue reading

Hashtags round up: Photo challenges

#100happydays by @fauxpas.la

If you want to inject some positivity into your life or fire up your imagination, photo-a-day hashtags are a great way to get involved and inspired.

16 collections to inspire your next trip to the thrift shop

Vintage bird ceramic collection | Mollie Makes 52

Oh, these old things? They’re just a collection of pretties to excite the gatherer in you… Hello vintage lovers, you’re in for a real treat, we’re showcasing some of our favourite collections as seen in Mollie Makes. We crafty humans do love miniature things (and giant things), things that come in pairs, or sets of… Continue reading

Craft business owners on changing direction

Rebecca from BonBon Balloons

Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Fabric birdhouse and keyring

card and felt aero bike bird house key holder on shelf against blue paper

Keep your keys safe with this clever birdhouse and keyring duo from Pygmy Cloud