Fabric Friday: Autumn

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We know it’s autumn when all we want to do is get logs on a fire, snuggle under a blanket and settle in for the night… in the day time, if the sun comes out, you might find us venturing out on a forest foraging sesh, but otherwise you’ll find us holed up with autumn fabrics making beautiful things… Today’s fabric faves are inspired by autumn walks…

Best fairytale fabrics

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Once upon a time there were three fairytales and three pretty fabrics… If you’ve seen our Princess and the Pea cover you’ll see that we’ve stepped into the land of happily ever after this month. And before any big bad wolves can get the better of us, we thought we’d have a little wander through the worldwide woods and see what fairytale fabrics were out there…

How to make a crochet coat hanger cover

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When you can crochet, there’s really no excuse for tatty coat hangers, when you can tart them up with a few simple stitches. These crochet hanger covers look great on display, and they protect delicate clothing. No snags on vintage blouses, and shoulders will keep their shape better too, so they’re practical as well as incredibly pretty. We’ve invited Kath Eastoe from Inverleith to share her free crochet pattern with you…

How to make a fabric heart brooch

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Tutorial Tuesday is here again, and this week we’re bringing you a DIY fabric scrap brooch. It’s so perfect for prettying up a spring t-shirt with a pop of colour. Join Ali Burdon from Very Berry Handmade as she shows us how to make this easy fabric heart brooch.

Moodboard Monday: Sheep celebration

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Spring is in the air, and we are celebrating all things sheepy. And if it weren’t for sheep, how could we possibly enjoy knitting and making felted doglets? Sheep – we salute you! And these ones look pretty cool too…

Mollie Makes issue 12 Crochet Flower correction

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Oh no and oops – we’re so sorry a mistake has slipped into our crochet flower brooch pattern.
When you’re following the instructions (page 99 of issue 12), please note that when you work the Spiral Surface of the flower, you need to work with the WS (wrong side) of the work facing you.
Sorry – hope this hasn’t held you up for too long!

Fabric Friday: Part two – Pretty in Pink

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After a glimpse of that adorable pink piano in Elsa Billgren’s flat (issue ten, Mollie Makes), we’re feeling distinctly whimsical and girly around here. So we’ve gone looking for dreamy pink fabrics… Oooh pretty!

Crochet wristwarmers

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Issue ten is out tomorrow, and judging by lots of lovely tweets, our cover project has really captured your hearts. The crochet wristwarmers are designed by Monika Siwak, from Poland. To get the perfect look for Mollie Makes, Monika hand-dyed Cordonet 50 yarn to create her ideal colour combination. We’ve since discovered that ticket 50 cotton is only available in limited colours in the UK, so we’ve asked Rosee Woodland who works on The Knitter magazine to give us her tips on alternative yarns to fit the bill…