One or two people have asked about where the name Folksy originated. I really don’t know. There were a few other names knocking around at the time – zakka [after the Japanese home craft craze] being one and stitchy being another.
Now, having dug around a bit I see that it has a pretty broad use, mainly signifying: informal; familiar; rural and of course to describe the Folk music and fashion ‘style’. For me it’s about people and celebrating everyday creativity in an age which often reduces us to Taylorist automatons in offices everywhere [and see Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on YouTube on how we’re killing creativity in the education process]. And if you’re interested it’s worth seeing what other people signify as folksy [and get a sense for how creativity in crafts is flourishing] and there’s no better place to do that than on flickr.