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On The Money

Money. How can you make it? Is it even possible to earn a living as an independent maker? How have other people succeeded? We talk to Matthew Locke, organiser of The Money conference, about the financial issues makers face…

Mee the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog, Natalie Franca, More Tea Vicar

Meet the Maker: More Tea, Vicar?

I wanted to be a knitwear designer in my twenties, but the time wasn’t right. Then about four years ago I knitted a tea cosy for a housewarming gift for a friend, who was also opening a shop in London. She loved it and asked me to knit some items for her to stock and it went on from there. I then discovered Folksy and haven’t looked back.

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Show us your workspace on Instagram

Last week we launched a brand new Instagram feature called #studiofolksy, inviting Folksy sellers on Instagram to share their workspace with us – a little sneak peek into the average working day of our sellers.

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Shop Talk: Hole in My Pocket

Allistair Burt of Hole in my Pocket found it initially difficult to promote himself – ‘its hard to talk enthusiastically about something I’ve made and I found it easier to talk about “we” as a collective working under that HIMP banner. I found I was more capable of highlighting things I was proud of under the cover of a collective term’. We talked to Allistair to find out more about his work and his achievements…

Meet our Makers

Mee the Maker Interview, Folksy Blog, Natalie Franca, More Tea Vicar

Meet the Maker: More Tea, Vicar?

I wanted to be a knitwear designer in my twenties, but the time wasn’t right. Then about four years ago I knitted a tea cosy for a housewarming gift for a friend, who was also opening a shop in London. She loved it and asked me to knit some items for her to stock and it went on from there. I then discovered Folksy and haven’t looked back.

Allistair Burt, Hole in My Pocket, Folksy Seller, Meet the Maker Interview

Meet the Maker – Hole in My Pocket

Allistair Burt from Hole in My Pocket is a man who never sleeps. We grabbed him in between packing up orders and travelling to Russia to find out more about his varied career…

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Meet the Maker: Chez Beccy

Chez Beccy fell in love with blue and white pottery. Wanting to find kitchen textiles to complement her collection she now creates original hand-painted homewares, which are digitally printed using eco-friendly water-based inks.