Mollie Makes issue 50

Mollie Makes issue 50

We love a Mollie milestone. Fifty issues! This month we’ve packed the special issue with celebratory projects (like our DIY paper gem garland and photobooth props), and the star of the show: Jennie Walker’s pattern-clash envelope clutch pattern. Have you seen the pocket bear kit? He’s a cutie, come and meet him… Meet Lucky Bear,… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas leather brooch

How to make a leather brooch - Mollie Make

Remember our Love From Hetty and Dave brooch kit exclusive to Mollie Makes? Well, Zoe Larkins is back with a faux leather make that’ll give your wooly jumpers and winter coats a trendy update, 50s-style. While we’ve added a source for buying faux leather in the materials list, this little mittens brooch can be made using materials… Continue reading

Craft book review: Folk Art Needlecraft

Folk Art Needlecraft

If we had a magic carpet, we’d travel from 14th-century France to Uzbekistan via India, Sweden and Spain, picking up stitching ideas as we went. Luckily, Clare Youngs’ Folk Art Needlecraft does just that without the need for anything fancier than a needle and thread. Read on for the the full review of Folk Art… Continue reading

Embroidery patterns: firework hoop art

Fireworks embroidery pattern design

Forget firecrackers, whip up your own fireworks display with our free embroidery design by Mollie Johanson

DIY necklace: How to make a necklace with embroidery threads

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace. | Mollie Makes

Get ready to never look at embroidery threads in the same way again. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to make a statement DIY necklace

Duplicate stitch: How to embroider patterns on knitwear

Swiss darning - Duplicate stitch heart elbow patches by One Sheepish Girl

Learn how to duplicate stitch with Jessica Joy’s video tutorial and spruce up last year’s snug-as-a-bug knitwear There’s a nip in the air which means it’s time for our yearly ritual of digging out forgotten cardies and fingerless gloves. But fear not, lovelies, we’re here to turn your thoughts to duplicate stitches (or Swiss darning). Will… Continue reading

NEW Hoop-La! issue 2 out now

Hoop-La! 2 magazine

Take a fresh look at embroidery with issue 2 of Hoop-La!, back by popular demand Woohoo, Hoop-La! 2 is here including projects from the best and brightest new designers from around the world who bring you 47 fresh designs. Take a peek inside the new issue of Hoop-La! magazine From sweet woodland scenes to fashion… Continue reading

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-15

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A peek at Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter collection inspired by fairytales and woodland whimsy

Inspirational embroidered photographs and basic stitch techniques

Embroidered Photography by Mana Morimoto

We love a good mash up of arts and crafts! So we’re taking a closer look at the movers and shakers of embroidered photography, plus we share asuper-useful embroidery stitches guide to get you started

Video: 5 embroidery stitches in one video

Basic embroidery stitches tutorial

Got 5 minutes? Grab your needle, floss and hoopla ready – today we’re learning basic embroidery stitches with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching