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ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE & MATILDA SMITH; MODEL: FRANCISKA BODNAR

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FELT SOFTIES

issue number eighty nine

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Air-dry clay pots

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

14 TRENDS Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year

46 HOME TOUR

18 FELT SOFTIES

Artist and interiors gal Lucy Tiffney shows us around her colourful Essex home

Sew adorable besties Kitty and Percy in pretty pastel-coloured felt

52 CROCHET BLANKET Hook up granny squares in spring brights

26 TEA AND A CHAT Meet artisan pen designer Tom Gyr

56 HEXIE PLACEMATS Sew patchwork beauties for your table

32 PEARL JEANS

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Jazz up your tired denim with a scattering of gems and pearls

61 FLORAL PAPERCUT

36 GOOD READ

63 CLAY POTS

How to balance your side hustle

Shortcut your way to artisan-look pottery

39 WOVEN CLUTCH

67 PULL-OUT PAPERS

Chunky texture and yarn tassels in functional clutch bag form

Eight quirky springtime patterns and posters designed by Suzy Ultman

Cut and layer graphic botanicals


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Woven clutch bag

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Knitted bonnet

FRESH IDEAS

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Embellished jeans

Spring has ofcially sprung in the Mollie Makes ofce, so this issue is all about the new. We’re taking style cues from Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet – intended to evoke creative inspiration – showing of our crafting in diferent ways (woven clutch bag, anyone?) and bringing next-level cuteness to your felt-based makes with the adorable BFFs on page 18. There are also original takes on favourite techniques, like Katie Jones’ amazing crochet cushion on page 81, and easy ways to update your home, such as the painterly clay pots on page 63. Use them to display your spring blooms, then show of your newlyacquired skills using #molliemakers.

LOVING

Treats and treasures to fall in love with

Yvette Streeter Acting Editor

75 LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

76 EASY-SEW PLAYMAT A drawstring mat for stashing toys

81 CROCHET CUSHION Go bold with Miami Memphis vibes

86 BEADED NECKLACE

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Crochet cushion

Chevron patterns for everyday glam

91 BABY BONNET Knit a Scandi-style hat for a little ’un

95 SCREEN PRINTING Decorate cushions with bold motifs

98 TEMPLATES All the shapes for this issue’s makes

106 BACK PAGE PROJECT Yan Schenkel’s crochet inspiration Subscribe at molliemakes.com

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Beaded necklace

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INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

ULTRA VIOLET Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018 looks to the night sky for inspiration

Bring the drama with floor-to-ceiling swathes of this enigmatic shade. www.dulux.co.uk

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Get the look with

chunky knits and dark indigo jeans. www. anthropologie.com 02

Phone home from a

swirling galaxy sky. www.society6.com 03

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Shiny cosmos vibes,

AND it’s in the sale. www.tattydevine.com 04

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Party animal or sofa

and Netflix? You decide. www.ohhdeer.com 05

For planning magical

adventures. www. nikkistrange.co.uk 06

Violet represents

creativity, so channel it with yarn. www. woolandthegang.com 07

Contemplate the

mysteries of Aura Quartz. www. eclecticeccentricity. bigcartel.com 08

A whole world in one

pair of earrings. www.

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tinygalaxies.com

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Kitty & Percy

Sew the cutest pair of feltie pals – Manuela Trani shows you how


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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH

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The pearl update

Customise your well-worn denim – Anna Birtwistle shows you how


LIVING home tour

Artist Lucy Tiffney showcases her travels in her colourful family home Words: LARA WATSON Photography: FIONA MURRAY

From the tropics of Borneo to Japan via Western signage, the detached 1910s home Lucy Tifney shares with husband Tif, teenage sons Leo and Frank, and Zed the cat, unites her experiences in a riot of joyful styling. Known for her murals and love of salvaged pieces, Lucy’s work merges seamlessly with her home in Colchester, Essex as “an amalgamation of creative life”. Lucy and her family have lived here for four years, moving in and updating, knocking

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Lucy’s Lagoon wallpaper shines in the living room, with sofa cushions from Jonathan Adler and Crisp and Dene, among others.

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