Moodboard Monday: Let's go camping!

After this weekend’s crafty antics with Oxfam Fashion at Womad, the Mollie Makes team can think of nothing but camping and enjoying the great outdoors today. Whether it’s a trip away to the coast, lanterns and a barbecue in the back garden or a carpet picnic, get in the mood for camping with these lovely goodies

Fabric Friday: The great outdoors

In case you hadn’t already heard, the Mollie Makes team has partnered up with Oxfam Fashion!
We’re running free craft workshops at the Womad Festival in Malmesbury this weekend. The Mollie Makes team will be on hand to help you make super-cute fabric buttons and friendship bracelets… all for free! You’ll find us tucked in the awesome Oxfam Fashion tent all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
So, since we’re all ridiculously excited about hanging out in the great outdoors, here is some suitably outdoorsy-themed fabric for you to feast your eyes upon. Enjoy!

Mollie Makes meets: Susie Iny

Mollie Makes meets the designer-maker behind issue 16’s friendship bracelets, Cocoon Jewels’ Susie Iny

Creative business advice

Calling all crafters! The School for Creative Startups is looking for creative entrepreneurs to join its 2012 course starting in September

How to crochet a necklace

Learn how to make a yarn necklace with this free crochet pattern designed by Carol Meldrum

Top tips for crafty businesses

Designer-makers Annie Watts and Zoe Larkins offer their advice for going it alone in the craft world

Make a fabric-covered necklace

Brighten up your beads with a little fabric and thread. MyCakies’ Rubyellen Bratcher shows us how to do it

Mollie Makes meets: Nicky Grace

This London-based crafter went from hand-stitching bunting for friends to supplying stock to Cath Kidston. Nicky Grace talks about working off an antique ironing board, running her business from home and reveals what it’s like to wake up to vintage fabric every day

Event: Zeena's pop-up shop

If you’re near Hampstead tonight, tomorrow or over the weekend, head on down to Oak Studio for some crafty fun and retail therapy. The very lovely Zeena Shah has set up a pop-up shop there, which is also hosting free knitting, drawing and screen-printing workshops.

Correction: Mollie Makes 16

Our True Colours feature (page 64, issue 16) was photographed by Joy Harmon Prouty of Wildflowers Photography. We are very sorry for the spelling errors printed on that page.
ACID (Anti Copying in Design – page 13, issue 16) now has a new website. Please visit for more information.