Folksy News: Goodbye and Hello!

Folksy Team
The Folksy Team. From left to right: Andrew, James, Rob, Anne, Hilary, Sarah, Toni and Doug.

Earlier this week we had a first for Folksy, when the whole team was actually in the same place at the same time! Usually, we all working from different ends of the country, often at different times of the day (and night) so a team day at the Folksy office in Sheffield was a great chance to catch-up and discuss important plans for Folksy’s future.

One of the first thing to announce is changes to the team. Sadly, after almost 18 months at Folksy it’s time for me to move on. In that time, Folksy has changed enormously – it is much bigger and busier and team has more than doubled from three to seven. It’s been a great experience to work here – I’ve learnt so much, met lots of great people and bought so many lovely things that I don’t know where to put them!

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who made working here such a pleasure, whether that’s talented sellers, enthusiastic customers or dedicated fellow ‘admins’. You rock! As I’m moving on to work with Newspaper Club (the company that produces the Folksy Festive Sampler) I’ve not gone far, and will be back for my Christmas shopping ;)

The good news is that Folksy has a new manager, so without further ado, let me introduce Sarah Waterhouse:

Sarah Waterhouse

Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m taking on the role of General Manager of Folksy. I will be managing the day to day running of the site but will also be taking Folksy forward by working on site improvements, planning new projects, building partnerships and increasing our PR and marketing.

I’ve been selling (and spending!) on Folksy since 2008, my shop is Sarah Waterhouse Textiles (previously Plain Jane Textiles) I sell fabric, home textiles and accessories and everything is hand printed in my little studio in Sheffield. I also run a non-profit organisation in Sheffield called Craft Candy which promotes Craft in Sheffield and encourages craft businesses by offering support, advice and opportunities. I’m really excited about joining the Folksy team and am looking forward to getting started!



  • November 7, 2010


    Good luck Anne! thank you so much for all your support and hard work and for knowing all the answers!

  • November 7, 2010

    Tracy Clarke (PaintedGhost)

    Good luck Anne, and hello to Sarah!!

  • November 7, 2010

    Elaine (Ellie's Treasures)

    Brilliant to see the team photo, best of luck Anne with your new venture and welcome Sarah! Elaine

  • November 7, 2010


    So lovely to put faces to the names! The best of luck in your new jobs, Anne and Sarah. :-) x

  • November 7, 2010

    Sami - teasemade

    Ahhh yep really nice to see all the lovely faces ‘Hello team Folksy!’. Thanks and Best Wishes to Anne and welcome aboard Sarah love your printed textiles I’ve eye spied you already.

  • November 7, 2010

    Andrea Berry ( polka )

    How lovely to put faces to names!. All the best Anna in your new venture, you worked so hard from the beginning and Folksy is just gooing from strength to strength. I’m really pleased to have a shop on here and I lookforward to the busy season ahead.Good luck Sarah in your new role too xx

  • November 7, 2010

    Amanda Robins (Chicita)

    A huge thank you to Anne for everything she has done for us Folksy folk, and a huge welcome to Sarah. Wishing you both the best of luck and happiness in your new roles.

  • November 7, 2010

    Blue Button

    Good luck Anne.

  • November 7, 2010

    Forever Foxed

    Oh, sorry to hear you’re leaving Anne, you have always been superhelpful and the Voice of Reason in the Forums ;) You will be greatly missed. Wishing you all the best in your job!

    Hello Sarah, good luck in your new role!

    Forever Foxed

  • November 7, 2010


    bye Anne! loved your amusing emails when things get strange or go wrong
    good luck with all you do
    Amy x

  • November 7, 2010

    Lisa aka noodleBubble

    Hello Sarah and Farewell Anne – Good Luck to Both…really LOVED seeing the photo of you all !X

  • November 7, 2010

    Cinnamon Jewellery

    It’s great to see the people behind Folksy! Good luck Anne and welcome Sarah :D

  • November 7, 2010


    Thanks for all the well wishes everyone – much appreciated!

    I won’t be going far – my wish list is too long so I’ll be back for some shopping ;)

  • November 7, 2010


    Good Luck Anne and welcome to Sarah I hope you both enjoy your new jobs.

  • November 7, 2010


    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! Huge thanks to Anne too for everything you’ve done for Folksy, make sure you come back and visit us!

  • November 7, 2010


    Good luck in your new job Anne, and good luck in your new job Sarah!

  • November 8, 2010

    just K Jewellery

    good luck Anne. Nice to see the faces behind the names :)

  • November 8, 2010

    Zoe - Top Floor Treasures


    Thank you Anne, for everything you’ve done for Folksy, very best wishes in your new job!

    Welcome Sarah, whose shop will suddenly be completely out of stock should I win the lottery! ;)

  • November 8, 2010


    Good luck Anne and Sarah!

    Good to see the team behind folksy!