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issue number fifty three

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on the cover PhotographY: Philip sowels, styling: helena tracey and jen gardner, model: LEANNE MEGSON

Juicy fruit

Talk to us!

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INTRODUCING... living

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

9  introducing…

45  LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

Our top picks of the most lovely buys for a hand-crafted, creative home

14  trends Three ways with the grid print look, plus our top product picks

20  FRUIT SALAD

48  HOME TOUR Florals and vintage finds fill Vicky Trainor’s Bloomsbury Group-inspired sanctuary

Sew mini fruit plushies for a fun display or to amuse the kiddos

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28  tea and a chat

58  knot pillow

Textile artist Julie Paterson on her creative life and ‘imperfect manifesto’

Get tied up with this nautical cushion

34  himmeli pendant

Weave a geometric beaut for your walls

62  ripple blanket A new crochet technique to add to your list

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38  good read

67  pull-out papers display it!

What do you do if your work’s copied?

Fruit-themed papers and posters from Mollie Makes’ own Jen Gardner

40  crop top

98  templates

Crochet a 90s-style cropped tee

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Himmeli pendant

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Festival fringe bag

out and about

Look at all these summery projects! Don’t get me wrong, I love a colourful pair of woolly tights and a handmade snood as much as the next yarn-obsessive, but it really has been chilly for far too long. Let the sunny crafts commence with our fruit salad of plushies, festival bag, floaty kimono and bike accessories, then venture out on a daytrip. The Mollie Makes team have enjoyed a couple lately – we loved Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas Fair launch in Manchester (hence the quick Instagram above. Always a pleasure to catch up with craft telly’s busiest lady. Read more on page 13) and The Craftivists’ workshop collaboration with The Letterpress Collective in Bristol. Share your proud making moments with us too, using #molliemakers. Until next month…

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crop top

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Treats and treasures to fall in love with

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Knitted romper

77  loving Beautiful things to adore and make

78  collectOR

Lara Watson Editor

Hunting down a vintage bike or three!

79  bike accessories

when

…Once you find it, you’ll need to dress it!

hand life s you

lemo

84  easy-sew kimono

you are the

pineapple

Update your wardrobe in an hour

89  baby romper Knit a vintage-inspired tot’s outfit

92  liberty balls Pretty fabric toys for the nursery

94  festival bag Crochet a fringed boho bag for summer

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Pastel wall rug

of my eye

make gin & tonic!

re Turn to page 7 For mo on your free stitch kit! and Flick to page 67 For your papers


INTRODUCING trends

This month we’re obsessing about...

GRIDS

We’re having flashbacks to maths lessons – minus the algebra

Graphic grids meet Photograph: anki wijnen, zilverblauw

sugar candy tones on this wallpaper. www.zilverblauw.nl

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Break up the

look with a two-piece instead of a dress. www. wildershores.etsy.com 02

Proving that grids

can be pretty. www. katelewisink.etsy.com 03

Introduce the trend

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subtly with this coated wire basket. www. fermliving.com 04

No need to scribble

on your walls with 04

these printed tiles. www.mutina.it, www. ingasempe.fr 05

Here’s this issue’s

washi tape... www. foxandstar.etsy.com 06

Grids plus ombré?

We’ll take it! www. sketchinc.etsy.com 07

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Irregular lines work

as well as mathematical PHOTOGRAPH: ALESSANDRO PADERNI, EYE STUDIO

ones. www.latelierde juliette.etsy.com

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Time to get totally tropical with Samantha Stas's seven different mini fruit motif plushes

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Describe your style in a few words? Very organic-feeling and real. I use the word ‘real’ a lot. The imagery is bold and strong, and relates to Australia’s landscape. It’s a robust exploratory design style. I embrace mistakes.

tea and a chat with…

Julie Paterson Founder of ethical textile label Cloth, Julie’s a former West Country gal soaking up inspiration in the Australian mountains Words: Judy Darley Photographs: Armelle habib

Born in Somerset, living in Australia, and with more than 20 years’ experience running an art-based textiles company, Julie Paterson is definitely an original. Since moving to Australia more than 25 years ago she’s taken the dramatic natural landscapes to heart, with her pared back designs reflecting aspects of its scale and colours. She founded her label, Cloth (www. clothfabric.com), in 1995 with the aim of making environmentally responsible, hand printed furnishing fabrics. Every design tells a story, and is screenprinted 28 MOLLIEMAKES.com 53

or hand stamped onto natural fabrics. Her new book, Cloth Bound, offers a unique insight into her creative process and personal outlook, taking us through the instinctive, exploratory way she creates designs. The book is prefaced with her ‘Imperfect Manifesto’, which she wrote one Sunday afternoon and now forms the basis of her approach to work and life. The finished product is a stunning acheivement that will enchant both nature lovers and crafters. We sat down to find out about Julie’s creative journey.

Whereabouts do you live? I split my time pretty evenly between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, but I’m restructuring my business with the intention of being in the mountains much more. This time last year I had seven staff, a shop and an office, and it was a massive juggling act. Now I still own the business but I’ve handed over sales and distribution to a wholesalers called Ascraft. It takes a lot of trust but it’s freeing me up enormously. Who do you surround yourself with? I love solitude, so can happily be on my own for hours. My main companions are my partner Amanda, who’s a writer, and Harry, a hairy rescue dog. In the mountains there are lots of gentle souls around, all striving for their own balanced life. I like to surround myself with compassionate people. What’s a typical day like for you? I never have one – it’s what I love about my life. On an ideal day in the mountains I get


INTRODUCING tea & a chat

‘My style is organic and my imagery is bold and strong. I embrace mistakes.’

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Describe your style in a few words? Very organic-feeling and real. I use the word ‘real’ a lot. The imagery is bold and strong, and relates to Australia’s landscape. It’s a robust exploratory design style. I embrace mistakes. Whereabouts do you live? I split my time pretty evenly between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, but I’m restructuring my business with the intention of being in the mountains much more. This time last year I

had seven staff, a shop and an office, and it was a massive juggling act. Now I still own the business but I’ve handed over sales and distribution to a wholesalers called Ascraft. It takes a lot of trust but it’s freeing me up enormously. Who do you surround yourself with? I love solitude, so can happily be on my own for hours. My main companions are my partner Amanda, who’s a writer, and Harry, a hairy rescue dog. In the mountains there are lots of gentle souls around, all

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“My hotchpotch

sunroom, complete with curtains on a

still uses them today for special pieces. 03

A group of very

string and wonky

early sample books.

lamp shade.”

“It’s not until you

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Julie’s well-worn

put all the pieces

kangaroo paw and

together in a book

bottlebrush lino

that you can see the

plates, which she

range take shape,”

first cut in 2007. She

explains Julie.

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Crops

Crochet Anna Wilkinson’s on-trend crop top and get working the 90s look this summer (scrunchie optional)

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H EAD I N T H E

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CLOUDS

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Ocean knot

cushion

Ahoy there! Get tied up with Delia Randall’s Celtic-inspired sailor cushion

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PHOTo: Philip sowels, styling: helena tracey & jen gardner, CROSS STITCH DESIGN: AUDREY SMIT WWW.thislittlestreet.com, paper poms & print: WWW.THEHAMBLEDON.COM, COPPER LAMP: WWW.HOWKAPOW.COM

oh, you pretty things! moodboards & musings to inspire us

materials courtesy of: annie sloan www.anniesloan.com, rust-oleum www.rustoleumspraypaint.com

When Out There Interiors (www. outthereinteriors.com) invited team Mollie Makes to take part in its #pimpmyfrench Design Challenge, we jumped in feet first. The result? A bench upcycled with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Rust-Oleum spray paints, a few pompoms (of course) and some chunky cross stitch. And thanks to all your votes on Facebook and Instagram... we only went and won! Find out how we did it at http://bit.ly/diyfurniture

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Inside this issue: • Mini fruit plushies • Knitted baby romper • 90s-style crochet crop top • Himmeli pendant • Giant sailor knot cushion •...

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