Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. The last few kits haven’t been terribly inspiring and yet again my heart sank when I saw the latest kit – a Jersey Yarn Macrame Wall Art by Wool and the Gang. I know that macrame has made a bit of a come back but it’s not on my list of crafts to try – ever. However, I needed a new challenge so got everything out.
Mollie Makes Jersey Yarn Macrame Wall Art
Inside the pack was a piece of dowel and lots of colourful jersey yarn. This was the simplest kit ever, but looking at the finished product I was under no illusion that it would be simple to make.
A few weeks I cut up the yarn according to the instructions and spent a good hour making knots.
It started off looking pretty good, until I added the knots. It didn’t really look like the pictures in the instructions! I think this is why I much prefer taking a workshop than reading someone else’s instructions. I love the Mollie Makes kits but I don’t think I will be finishing off my macrame wall art and hanging it up with pride. My free time is far too short and macrame is not for me!
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit
Mollie Makes Mini Cracker Kit
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
Mollie Makes Felt Bouquet
Mollie Makes Cacti & Succulent Mini Hoop Art kit
Mollie Makes Crochet Flower Pincushion kit
Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit