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Inside! Unique projects to make and sell scandi style for your home

MAKE IT!

CROCHET

SUMMER SANDALS

MACRAME

WALL HANGING

EASY-SEW ART ROLL

BOTANICAL

EMBROIDERY SCREEN-PRINTED

BEACH TOWEL &more..

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PATCHWORK PURSES

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE & MATILDA SMITH; MODEL: ALEXANDRA FIA

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Scandi trivets

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, new season buys for your home

14 TRENDS Shop and make the hot tropics trend

46 HOME TOUR

18 PATCHWORK PURSES

Take a peek inside crafter and blogger Gillian Roe’s retro Scandi nest

Sew cassette tapes with retro vibes

26 TEA AND A CHAT Meet the two weaving women behind The London Loom

51 SWIRL ART Use rope to make unique wrapped fibre art

55 WOODEN TRIVETS Colour pops and geo shapes to play with

32 EMBROIDERED TEE

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Think outside the embroidery hoop with wearable botanical stitches

58 CROCHET RUG

36 GOOD READ

63 MACRAMÉ HANGING

How to share your creative story

Supersize your knots with roving yarn

39 SEQUIN BUMBAG

67 PULL-OUT PAPERS

Make a unicorn-worthy accessory to sparkle for festival season

Cheery botanical prints and patterns designed by illustrator Lucy Driscoll

A new take on a modern woven classic


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Botanical embroidery

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Macramé wall art

SUMMER SHADES

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Piñata cushion

LOVING

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Nothing makes me happier than feeling the sun on my face, and I love it when you get that same sense of joy from a craft project too. This month, we’ve injected colour and cheer into all our makes, from the zingy cassette tape purses on page 18 to the rainbow piñata cushion on page 76. Summer is the ideal time to dabble with diferent hues, be it botanical green embroidery updating a tee (page 32), a pop of pink on a jute crochet rug (page 58), or the out-and-out jazz of a statement sequin bumbag (page 39). And, you’ll fnd even more inspiration on page 26 from The London Loom, a crush-worthy weaving studio with colour and creativity at its heart.

Sequin bumbag

Treats and treasures to fall in love with

Yvette Streeter Acting Editor

75 LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

76 PIÑATA CUSHION Bring the fiesta with loop stitches and rainbow crochet stripes

81 PRINTED TOWEL Screen print your way to poolside glory

88 KIDS’ ACTIVITY ROLL A simple sew to get little ones organised for their summer adventures

93 CROCHET SANDALS

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Crochet sandals

Sweetie-inspired, strappy zigzag numbers

96 TEMPLATES All the shapes for this issue’s makes

106 BACK PAGE PROJECT Geo Heaven’s Sarah Empson shares some of her 3D printing secrets Subscribe at molliemakes.com

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THE LATEST IN CREATIVE GOODNESS – HANDPICKED JUST FOR YOU What do casual tailoring, La La Land yellow and lightweight cotton twill have in common? Yep, they’re all features in your new dungarees. The team at Lucy and Yak didn’t want us to go without this summer, so have introduced a new lightweight short version of their classics. Ideal for showing off those socks. www.lucyandyak.com

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TOP READ New crush

From upcycling guru Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane comes Furniture Crush. Crammed with tips and tricks, on-point styling and 12 colour pop projects, it’s a self-published, crowdfunded triumph. www.kylelane.ie

Dress your babe in the softest of organic cotton tees, then grab yourself the ’Mama Bird’ one to match. Twinning is always winning, especially when cute slogans are involved. www.thebeeandthefox.com

THIS MONTH’S WISHLIST

Now that mustard is a neutral (in our eyes, anyway), you have the best excuse to decorate every room with it. Start with this knitted beauty of a blanket from House of Rym and you won’t go far wrong. www.houseofrym.com

What’s better than a collab? A MoeLab. Abstract artist Leah Bartholomew has teamed up with Moe Moe Design to create a range of jewellery that doubles as wearable art – so technically an investment. www.leahbartholomew.net

You thought you had all the tote bags you’d ever need, didn’t you? Meet the Orb. Designed to fit snug on the hip, it’s digitally printed in Claire Ritchie’s new Keijo print. Fun, casual and sustainable. Hurrah! www.claireritchie.com.au 10 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 94


Fresh prints Sew your way to 80s vibes with Lysa Flower’s patchwork cassette purses


PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH; WILD AND WOLF RETRO 2500 TELEPHONE IN FLAMINGO PINK FROM WWW.CUCKOOLAND.COM


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New threads Think outside the hoop and stitch Georgie K Emery’s wearable art

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Live colourfully Hook Lindsey Newns’ neon crochet take on a modern woven classic


PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH; ORIGINAL ROSE GOLD SANDALS: WWW.SALT-WATERSANDALS.COM; WHITE CONCRETE POTS AND FAUX BUSH PALM BRANCH: WWW.ROSEANDGREY.CO.UK

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LIVING home tour

The grey feature wall in the dining area shows of Gillian’s beautiful hand-embroidered holiday diaries.

Blogger Gillian Roe shows us around her beachy home on the south coast Words: HOLLY JOHNSON Photography: KASIA FISZER

The sea has always been a part of Gillian’s life. Growing up in the 1980s, weekends were spent playing on the beach with her sisters, sailing, and relaxing at the family beach hut. Having moved away to study English Literature at Leicester University, followed by an MA in Sussex, life took her north, where she spent the next 14 years. But two years ago, the pull of the sea bought her back to her hometown near Portsmouth, and this is where we meet her

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


Party animal Reimagine a rainbow piùata with Celine Seamaan’s crochet cushion


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Mollie Makes issue 94  

Issue 94 of Mollie Makes magazine.

Mollie Makes issue 94  

Issue 94 of Mollie Makes magazine.

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