Mollie Makes meets: April Rhodes (Part 1)

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Fabric and dress pattern designer, April Rhodes chats to Mollie Makes about The Staple Dress, living on a ranch and making time to discover new things

Designer Focus: Amy Sia

Amy Sia marble silk scarf

Once adorning our stationery, marbling is now having a well-deserved revival and Amy Sia’s painted silk scarves are the most vibrant way to dip into the trend

What emojis would look like in real life

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Love them or hate them, Emojis are making their way into the real world – Liza Helen Nelson is making sure of that

Mollie Makes meets Liberty Print Designer Keighley Shepherdly

Mollie Makes Liberty Interview

What’s it like to work for Liberty? Keighley Shepherdly lets us in on how the design team create the iconic British label’s fabrics

Designer doodles and why you should keep a sketchbook

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Scribbles and sketches help evolve ideas – that alone is reason enough to keep a sketchbook. Designer-makers in the crafting world will agree that jotting down your thoughts help you keep track of your progress and firm up loose ideas. You don’t have to be an illustrator to keep a sketchbook, and don’t worry if… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets: Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx

Heather Moore Skinny laMinx

Meet Heather Moore, the self-taught illustrator and designer behind Skinny laMinx

Make it in Design: scholarship

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Launch your pattern design career with the 2014 Print & Pattern/ABSPD Design Scholarship

Crafty Christmas shopping in London

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Londoners! You lucky things. So many Christmas shopping opportunities…

Top creative advice? Karen Nicol shares hers

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Fascinating textile designer Karen Nicol shares her top creative advice in Mollie Makes 33

My space: Lovely Pigeon

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Scotland-based designer Kirsty Thomas aka Lovely Pigeon shows us round her nest