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Shop Talk: Mellybee

We talk to Melanie Chadwick about Mellybee, the label she created to sell her stationery and textile products, and learn why packaging is such an important part of her brand…

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The story of a business: Angga Kara

When Angga moved to the UK he was 11 and the only word he knew was “bucket”. But then his local youth club introduced him to screen printing and an entirely new future opened up – one that led him to create ethical fashion label Hantu. We talk to Angga about his secrets for making a successful creative business…

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Handmade Holiday Shop

The sun is still shining, so to celebrate we’ve opened a Handmade Holiday Shop, featuring a selection of some of the best beach fashion and seaside accessories from the designers and makers on Folksy.

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Stitch Art

Hours of carefully placed stitches, knotted threads and collaged fabric swatches: be captivated by the enchanting stitched and embroidered worlds of the textile artists on Folksy.

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Meet the Maker: Mellybee

One of the most recognisable brands on Folksy is Mellybee, where quirky, naive and playful graphics abound, and just about everything makes you smile. We talk to Mellybee’s creator…

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How to make products people will buy

Rather than being the reserve of big brands, market research can be an invaluable tool for designers and makers too, plus it can be creative and even fun. We look at one way of using market research to design products your customers are more likely to buy…

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Shop Talk: Nicola Rutt

Nicola Rutt spends her days as a practising architect and throws pots once a week as her creative ‘therapy’. We talk to Nicola about the practicalities of being a part-time ceramicist, her love of esoteric architectural blogs and how she would like her work to develop…

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Meet the Maker: Mellybee

One of the most recognisable brands on Folksy is Mellybee, where quirky, naive and playful graphics abound, and just about everything makes you smile. We talk to Mellybee’s creator…

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Meet the Maker: Nicola Rutt

When she’s not leading a team at one of Britain’s foremost architecture practices, Nicola Rutt gets her hands dirty throwing ceramics in Hoxton. We discovered how designing buildings compares with working in clay and learned how, for Nicola, the Modernist principles of function and proportion are a constant in both her architectural work and in her ceramics…

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Meet the Maker: Ginger Pickle

Jade Murray from Ginger Pickle designs playful animal jewellery that appeals to every animal lover looking for a mini penguin or French bulldog to carry with them at all times. We talked to Jade about her wooden creatures, her fine art background and her range of inspirational art prints…