Just a Card campaign

Just a Card

We’re supporting ‘Just a Card’, a campaign launched by Sarah Hamilton to support independent shops and galleries. Here’s how just a card could change the High Street…

Mollie Makes meets Airali Handmade

Ilaria Caliri

Take tea with Ilaria of Airali Handmade and find out how she dreams up amigurumi personalities and her best tip for newbie crocheters

Introducing the CRAFTMOBILE

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Keep your eyes peeled for the CRAFTMOBILE: a touring pop-up shop on wheels selling a curated selection of craft and design objects from designer-makers.

The Handmade Fair pick of the week: Geo Fleur


The Handmade Christmas Fair is just a month away and we’re excited to introduce you to one of Kirstie Allsopp’s summer fair favourites, geo-fleur. We catch up with founder Sophie today to find out more about what a typical day at geo-fleur looks like, her inspiration and how being made redundant doesn’t have to be scary.

Event: Heart-making workshops at Crafty Fox Market

The Climate Coalition - Climate Change #fortheloveof campaign.

Make a heart and wear it on your sleeve #fortheloveof climate. Join Craftivist Collective and Mollie Makes at our heart-making workshops at Crafty Fox Market, 3-4 October in Brixton and 10-11 October in Peckham

The Handmade Fair: On the wishlist

Handmade Awards Lineup - Wishlist - designer makers at The Handmade Fair 2015

For us, it’s the vendors (and the craft workshops) that make a craft event successful, and this September the sellers at The Handmade Fair have us adding bits to our wishlist weeks before the event, and that’s always a good sign! Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll find at the fair…

Crush Catalogue: Eye like

Crush Catalogue - Evil eye trend

This week we’re crushing on interiors, stationery and accessories covered in peepers. Come and have a dekko at these beautiful optics! 

Follow Friday: Nelly’s Treasures

Nellys Treasures

This month we’re obsessing about anatomy and we’d like to give you a heads up (ahem) on textile designer and mastermind behind two awesome anatomy cushions, Helen of Nelly’s Treasures. Bookmark this craft business, peeps!

Mollie Makes meets Handmade Heart Crafts

Unicorn hobby horse handmade. Full tutorial in Mollie Makes 54

Quirky unicorns and pretty baby grows: these are the kind of things that make us broody. Etsy seller Kayleigh of Handmade Heart Crafts, also designer of the unicorn hobby horse in issue 54, tells us how suffering from severe sickness kick-started her handmade business.

Mollie Makes meets The Yarn Kitchen

Crochet felted wool planters by The Yarn Kitchen for Mollie Makes 54

Stella Melgrati doesn’t know everything about promoting her Etsy shop, but she does know her customers and lets enthusiasm and love for handmade speak for itself. Find out how, even without marketing know-how, The Yarn Kitchen brought Stella a taste of popularity…