It’s a week of good things – some parts of the UK are out of lockdown, Christmas is around the corner and issue 124 is on sale. This issue has a project in every craft you can imagine, including some you might never have heard of (any bargello fans out there?). There’s chunky knits, cosy loungewear and warm blankets to keep you extra snug this December, as well as a healthy dose of festive projects.
As well as issue 124, keep your eyes out for a bunch of Christmassy takeovers happening on our Instagram and the annual Mollie Makes 12 days of Christmas! We will be posting a free pattern every day for 12 days here on Gathered so look out for the announcement on Instagram.
You’ll be able to find a copy in most UK supermarkets, WHSmith, Hobbycraft or online here. So without further ado here’s our winter wonderland issue.
Projects inside your new issue…
- Irene Strange’s crochet penguin
- Samantha Hall’s chunky knitted cardi
- Abbie Smith’s vintage collar
- Nerrisa Pratt’s hanging planter
- Liliana Buce-Chmelko’s crochet blanket
- Chloe Redfern’s beaded decorations
- Hayley Chapman’s Christmas tree skirt
- Jane Gois’ ultimate loungewear
- Yumiko Higuchi’s woodland embroidery bag
- Christine Leech’s colourful bottle covers
This month’s free wallpaper
For issue 124 we invited a long-time love of ours to design our pull-out papers and she didn’t disappoint. Arnelle Woker created eight picturesque winter scenes which feature everything from snuggled up foxes to ice-skating polar bears. What a mood. Her prints will put a smile on your face throughout the Christmas period and on into the chilly months.
Make sure you pick up a copy of 124 to get all eight prints by Arnelle, but since we’re in the Christmas spirit, here’s one for free. Head to our free desktop, iPhone and iPad wallpapers to download your winter skating background.
Meet Maryanne Moodie and Emma Friedlander-Collins
In issue 124 we spoke to two crafters who both do magical things with yarn. First up we interviewed Melbourne-based weaver Maryanne Moodie. Aside from her custom commission pieces, teaching online courses and workshops, and bringing up two little ones (phew – that made us tired just writing that), Maryanne still finds time to run one of our fave Insta accounts. Filled with her gorgeous woven wall hangings, @maryannemoodie is the heart of Maryanne’s business and her passion for weaving is just infectious. We spoke to her about coping with COVID, what it was like living in New York and her personal inspirations.
Then we sat down for a cuppa with upcycling queen Emma Friedlander-Collins. You might remember Emma from previous Mollie projects since we’ve been fans of her genius crochet hacking since the dawn of time. We talk to Emma about making your own clothes, fast fashion and find out what her current fave food is (a very important question)…
We hope you love 124 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.