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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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DIY Paper Doll Tutorial

The summer holidays: six weeks of entertaining and keeping boredom at bay. To see you through your role as Chief Activity Facilitator, we’ve enlisted the help of a band of Folksy makers, who have pledged to share their ideas and pass on their craftspertise. First up: make a DIY paper doll…

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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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Shop Talk: Ginger Pickle

We caught up with Jade Murray to find out what goes on behind her Ginger Pickle shopfront, and discovered a well-developed brand that has grown to be stocked in 55 shops worldwide thanks to Jade’s carefully considered brand identity, wholesale strategy, pricing formula and relationship with bloggers. There is a lot to be learned from this girl…

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Win a wedding cake topper!

Something old, something new, something won, something blue (or red or pink or lilac)… as the saying doesn’t quite go. But it could, if…

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A Handmade Picnic

We’ve put together a delicious handmade hamper of our favourite picnic-themed finds from across Folksy. So pack your picnic blanket, fill your basket with cucumber sandwiches (crusts cut off), bottle the elderflower cordial, hull the strawberries and don’t forget the scotch eggs… picnic in the summertime grass, here we come!

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The Printing Bike Project

The Printing Bike Project is the next adventure for graphic designer, photographer and cyclist Nick Hand, who with the help of his friend Robin Mather plans to build a cargo bike to carry a printing press to the birthplace of modern printing, Mainz in Germany.

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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…

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Meet the Maker: Jenny Gilbert

The jewellery Jenny Gilbert makes is simple and elegant, with spare but beautiful detailing. Her current collection sets the darkness of oxidised silver against the purity of pearls, but after spending seven months travelling and working in Nepal, her next collection is taking a different direction.