Issue 132 is here and it’s a rather special issue because we’re introducing you to our new Acting Editor, Sarah! Sarah has done an amazing job with 132 and we can’t wait for you all to get to know her more. This issue is packed with 70’s style summer projects to have you feeling nostalgic and looking good at the same time. From crochet tops to embroidered hats, 132 is giving holiday vibes even if we can’t get on a plane quite yet. Plus there’s some tropical papers by Becki Clark and not to forget some Australian cuties on the cover – everyone needs a crochet kola in their life right?
You’ll be able to find a copy in most UK supermarkets, WHSmith, Hobbycraft, and online here. Or, you can download the digital version via our app on iTunes or Google Play. Without further ado, here’s a sneak peek of all issue 132’s goodness…
Projects inside this issue…
- Andreia Ferreira’s crochet cuties
- Dee Omole’s madeleine recipe
- Big Happy Designs incense holder
- Juliet Gunn’s raffia-embroidered hat
- Rebecca Johnson’s crochet basket
- Wendy Chow’s colourful quilt
- Kate Blandford’s maximalist cross stitch wall art
- Brunaticality’s granny square top
- Liz Welker and Sam Spendlove’s knotted tie-dye plant hangers
- Sophia Palmer’s super-fun quilted mat
This month’s free wallpaper
Becki Clark is one of our favourite illustrators out there (and a designer here on Gathered) so we just had to get her back for issue 132. She’s designed eight tropical prints for 132 which will have you feeling summer-ready. They feature everything from funky palm trees to summer florals on them and are perfect for turning into DIY gift bags or birthday cards. Since they’re so pretty, we’ve decided to give you this desktop, phone and iPad wallpaper for free!
Meet Sophie Sellu and Sarah Corbett
In issue 132 we meet two women who are changing the world of craft for the better. Sophie Sellu, a master woodworker and creator of Grain & Knot, has turned her passion into her career and is now living the dream. After being made redundant she put all her determination into her small business and now makes gorgeous sustainable pieces for the home. Her story is one of triumph and we can’t wait for you to read our interview with her!
Then we popped into Sarah Corbett’s house for a cuppa and a chat about her latest project, the Craftivist Collective. Sarah’s turning craft into a tool for powerful change by creating campaigns like #CanaryCraftivists which helps tackle climate change. Her story is also completely inspirational and will have you picking up the needles and yarn as soon as you’ve read it.
We hope you love issue 132 as much as we do! We’ve got some amazing Instagram takeovers lined up too, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And, if you want to get the next issue of Mollie delivered straight to your door, click here to subscribe.