The people behind this one tell us:
‘The latest book from the Mollie Makes team takes its inspiration from woodland creatures. Ten of our favourite crafty contributors have put together over 20 exclusive projects featuring crafty foxes, cute and cuddly mice, wise old owls and any other forest-dweller you can imagine! There are ideas for home accessories, toys, gifts and cards, covering a huge range of techniques. Whether you are a knitter or fancy trying out some crochet, stitching or papercutting, there is a something for you. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and stylish photography, with hints and tips direct from the makers. So dig out your very best vintage fabrics, most colourful yarns and threads, clear the kitchen table and prepare to be inspired.’
A cute hardback square size, this book isn’t based around one technique. Rather it spans a lot of areas, all inspired by….um our very own ‘Woodland Friends’.
It is a collaborative piece, a number of makers have got together to brainstorm ideas, resulting in a mix of Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, Papercraft and more.
Who is it aimed at?
We see it as being attractive to those who love Etsy and all things Handmade. Maybe you are new to crafting and want to give something a go…As the editor Lara Watson tells us, ‘with step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, each of out projects is a breeze to follow’.
About the artist
This book is a collaboration between a few artists, who are all like minded and love to craft. Woodland Friends has been brought together by the people at the magazine Mollie Makes.
There is a mix of crafty subjects inside this one, for example we can learn how to make a pillow and even a sleep mask!
What makes it special?
We thought the variety was great. Sometimes it is hard to buy a gift for someone who we know likes to craft but hasn’t got one definite interest. So this is a fail safe publication to buy as a gift too.
What is wrong with the book?
Some experienced in artisan crafts may find this too simple, yet the ideas are inspiring to all.
It is just under a hundred pages long, so don’t expect a massive book here.
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As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'