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Big Love
■ 50cm (20") Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids in Ice Peach (Fabric 1) and Petunia (Fabric 6) ■ One fat quarter of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids each in Peach (Fabric 2) and Creamsicle (Fabric 3) ■ One fat eighth of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Sol
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Welcome
Hope you’re all keeping well, makers? I know yet another lockdown will be tough on so many, but we’re here with positive vibes and all the craft inspo to keep you busy and lift spirits. First off, you’ll need to get cosy. Crochet our hot water bottl
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Embroidery Stitch Guide
This stitch is ideal for outlines, and it’s the one you’ll find you use the most. Come up from the back at point 1, then go down at point 2. Come up at point 3, then go back to point 1 and bring the needle through to the back. Usually used for flowe
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TALKING T&CS
Hi Ingrid! Tell us a bit about yourself and your biz. Starting my legal consulting business wasn’t something I always saw myself doing. I’d been working in the court system, then in privacy practice. I then worked for an NHS trust before having my tw
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Vicky Mineikyte
Vicky is a self-taught knitter and pattern designer, creating woolly pieces for her brand vickyknits using high quality, sustainably sourced yarn. Vicky studied fashion design, and discovered her passion for knitwear design in the second year of her
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Meet The Maker Andy Brinkley
Andy grew up on a sheep farm in South Africa, so working with beautiful wools has been a lifelong love. Now living in North Carolina, she has an expansive knowledge of embroidery techniques, and creates something every day for fun. www.oandystudio.co
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About The Authors
Marissa Huber is a painter and surface pattern designer who started taking her art more seriously after her son was born. She carves out room for creating in the space between her career in interior design and the quality time she spends with her two
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For More Tips, Advice And Info, Check Out These Amazing Resources For Small Businesses
Your official go-to for all things legal and anything taxes or business related, with tools and guidance for self-employed peeps. A supportive community sharing all you need to grow your brand, from EU shipping regulations to mental health support.
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Crochet Stitch Guide
01 Slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the round. Insert the hook from front to back into the first chain worked. Wrap the yarn around the hook, anti-clockwise. 02 Pull the yarn through the chain stitch, then the loop already on the h
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Share Your Likes
Before we get stuck into the different platforms, their benefits, and best practice tips, have a think about the way you use social media first. Taking a step back to analyse what you enjoy about it and why will really help when it comes to creating
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Templates
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Join The Club
Being a creative company of one, it’s difficult to sustain a livelihood relying solely on the things you make with your own hands. This is especially true if those things are time consuming, like pottery. Scaling up your business can be difficult wit
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Why We're Better Together
How can being part of a marketplace or platform like Jamii boost a small business? It’s a relatively low-cost way to reach a wider audience and build sales. But, it’s important to choose ones that align with your values and brand, as they can easily
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Meet The Maker Saphia Barros
Saphia studied Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts, where she discovered her passion for crochet and machine knitting. She now runs a small part-time biz focusing on all things textiles, including knitting, crochet and needle punch – find her l
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Tea And A Chat
After my first day working for Wendy Cushing, who trained me in the art of passementerie weaving, I wrote: “This is my job.” That was over 25 years ago and I’m still weaving trims with as much passion and enthusiasm as I felt that day. I love the act
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Living
FARROW & BALL’S COLOUR BY NATURE PAINT IN SAP GREEN ■
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Colour Therapy
■ Lang Yarns Merino 120 DK, 100% superwash Merino wool, 50g/120m per ball, one ball each in Grape (446) (Yarn A), Dark Teal (272) (Yarn B), Sunflower (149) (Yarn C), Pumpkin (159) (Yarn D) and Grey Teal (123) (Yarn E) ■ 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting
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Staying Positive
Having an active social media presence can feel so rewarding, both for yourself and your business. When friends and strangers share positive comments, a post gets an amazing response, or you’re tagged into a customer’s pic of your product, it’s strai
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Be A Part Of Something Much Bigger
Community and collaborations are what support a business and help it grow. Being part of something, whether that’s an established selling platform, indie online shop, partnership, co-working space or directory might be just what you need to take your
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Contributors
Vicky created her brand vickyknits to keep her sane during the 2020 lockdown, and uses her Instagram to share her work and inspire others. When Vicky’s not designing or knitting, you’ll find her exploring London’s top coffee spots or taking pics of h
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Signs Of Spring
■ Wool felt in dark pink, pale pink, yellow, purple, coral and green ■ Green floral wire ■ Glue gun ■ Yellow felt balls, 1cm (3/8") diameter ■ Wooden hoop, 15cm (6") diameter ■ Brooch clasp ■ Alligator hair clip Give floristry a whole new meaning wi
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Exclusive Papers!
Gee Fan Eng, AKA Minifanfan, is a Malaysian-based illustrator. She loves creating happy drawings for happy people, specialising in children’s books. ■
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Meet The Maker Sophia Palmer
Sophia is a designer, dressmaker and sewing teacher from Dorset and runs her own sewing school. It’s a fun space for kids and adults to learn in, and she and her tutors teach a huge variety of crafty skills. Keep up with them on Insta @sew__jessalli.
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Kristina Dam Studio
Architectural design is Kristina Dam’s bag, and it shows in every carefully thought-out clean line of her furniture and accessories. Each piece created by Kristina Dam Studio originates from Kristina’s passion for merging art and interior design. Fro
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Salt Studios
Started as a part-time side hustle to support founder Francesca Pappacoda’s painting practise, this slick biz didn’t take long to grow. Salt Studios craft jesmonite homewares and jewellery in a range of finishes, from marbled trays to terrazzo plant
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Editor Yvette Streeter Art Editor Sarah Malone Commissioning Editor Becca Parker Picture Editor Emma Georgiou SEO and Community Manager Phoebe Burt molliemakes@immediate.co.uk Senior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes Client Partnership Manager Be
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Why Product Photography Matters
If I were starting a lovely new business tomorrow, brand photography is the very first thing I’d be investing in. Creative, quality photography improves the effectiveness of all marketing activity, and opens up opportunities like getting featured in
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Meet The Maker Xanthe Grundy
Xanthe designs quilt and sewing patterns inspired by mid-century modern design and the nostalgia of hand-crafts. She lives on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia with her husband and kids, and you can follow her on Instagram @wifemade. www.wife-m
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Crochet Stitch Guide
Hold the hook in your dominant hand like a pencil, roughly 3-5cm (1¼-2") from the hooked end. If the hook has a flat area, hold it here between your index finger and your thumb. Hold the hook between your thumb and your index finger, about 3-5cm (1¼
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Curves And Swerves
01 Better days are on the horizon, so remind yourself of that with this window into a peachy dream world. Helina Bassey’s Boho Desert Landscape feels warm and peaceful – the only kind of art we need in our lives right now. www.helina illustration.ets
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