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CROCHET SCARF

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Textured hoop

INTRODUCING... LIVING

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

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43 LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

We find the loveliest hand-crafted, creative buys for your home

16 TRENDS Shop and craft the red trend

46 HOME TOUR

18 SAMPLER SCARF

Pattern designer Nancy Straughan shows us around her eclectic London pad

Crochet impressive new textured stitches with pretty pastel yarns

51 SWAN WALL ART Sew a felt fairytale bird with a gold crown

26 TEA AND A CHAT Meet quirky illustrator Sarah Walsh

54 MACRAMÉ BUNTING Knot a length of love hearts in blush pink

32 QUILTED CUSHION

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Freshen up your sofa with a contemporary geo quilting project

59 PAPER LAMPSHADE

36 GOOD READ

52 EMBROIDERED BANNER

How to stay original in your creativity

Show some love with a romantic pennant

39 RUG HOOKING

67 PULL-OUT PAPERS

Go retro and try your hand at a colour block needle punch hoop

A mini collection of inspiring prints and patterns designed by Elizabeth Olwen

Make an artichoke-shaped ombré shade


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Quilted cushion

Pom pom macarons

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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Ombré lampshade

LOVING

Treats and treasures to fall in love with

This month, I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy. Partly because I’m wrapped up in a ton of layers, but also because Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and this issue celebrates love in a whole host of crafty forms. Indulge your passion for crochet with our chunky sampler scarf on page 18, whip up heart-emblazoned macramé bunting on page 54, and enter into a new relationship with the latest craft trend; rug hooking, via the dreamy textured hoop on page 39. We’re also spoiling you with the sweetest Valentine’s gift – a pom pom love birds kit, plus three bonus project ideas, all designed by pom pom queen Christine Leech. Share the love (and your makes) at #molliemakers.

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Swan wall art Yvette Streeter Acting Editor

75 LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

76 CAMERA BAG Rustic, hard-wearing and functional

81 CROCHET CAIMAN Hook up a dapper amigurumi cutie

85 SLIPPER SET His and hers slippers in natural fabrics

89 BABY KIMONO Sew a mini jacket and matching mittens

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Camera bag

93 POM POM IDEAS Four fun makes for your pom pom kit

97 TEMPLATES All the shapes for this issue’s makes

106 BACK PAGE PROJECT Coco & Wolf’s love affair with Liberty Subscribe at molliemakes.com

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INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

RED ALERT Update your home and wardrobe pronto with this season’s hot hue

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Faintly old Hollywood and flat out luxe – sink into the trend. www. rockettstgeorge.co.uk


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Some things are

best said in red. www. lisacongdon.etsy.com 02

Statement jewellery

that’s just your type. www.tattydevine.com 03

Live your best pj

glam life. Did someone say brunch? www. anthropologie.com 04

Crochet your way to

backpack victory. www.

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woolandthegang.com 05

Pillar box bright and

heel-clicking good. Now

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our most wanted. www. swedishhasbeens.com 06

Mini milk carafe or

posy vase? The choice is 08

yours. www.arhoj.com 07

Layer up from red

to toe to well and truly nail this rouge trend. 07

www.boden.co.uk 08

Warm up your space

with kilim textiles in rich, spicy shades. www.plumo.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH; MODEL: FRANCISKA BODNAR @ MUSTARD MODELS; RINGS: AELIA - SIMPLE HAMMERED RING AND STAY TRUE ARROW RING FROM WWW.ECLECTICECCENTRICITY.BIGCARTEL.COM

Level up your crochet skills with Emma Friedlander-Collins’ scarf

Pastel texture


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LIVING home tour

The living room is home to a screen print of Nancy and Simon’s favourite dog – the Russian Wolfhound.

Nancy Straughan’s cosy apartment is a haven of eclectic finds Words: HOLLY JOHNSON Photography: FIONA MURRAY

Inside a contemporary-looking building on a leafy North London high-street, textile designer Nancy Straughan is on her tea break, taking time out from printmaking to show us around her small but perfectly-formed fat. An eclectic mix of millennial pink accessories, soft grey feature walls and bright blue artwork, the apartment is as gorgeous as her 12.6k-strong Instagram feed. Although she admits this isn’t her dream home, she loves the location – close

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