Folksy Festive Sampler

Folksy Christmas Sampler

The Sampler

It’s here! Take a peek at the online version of our Folksy Festive Sampler showcasing work from some of the best craftspeople from around the UK.

20,000 copies of this year’s sampler are being distributed by our paper girls and boys who kindly volunteered to deliver them to various locations around the UK, from Falmouth to Inverness (we’ll also be sending copies direct to some crafty venues):

View Folksy Festive Sampler Locations in a larger map

The map shows the various locations around the UK where the samplers are being sent (if you click into the map you’ll see more details of events and venues). You can also collect a sampler from these wonderful places, below:

The Make Lounge , Barnsbury Street, London.  Chesterfield Xmas Arts and Crafts Market Sunday 21st November, Market Square, Chesterfield Apples and Pears and Crafty Wares Saturday 27th November, Sneinton Market, Nottingham Craft Candy Christmas Fair Sat 27th November, Millennium Gallery, SheffieldClutter City Saturday 4th December, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich We Make London Saturday 4th December, Chelsea Town Hall, London

Share It! If you see one then please share it via twitter or flickr with the hashtag (twitter) or tag (flickr) “folksysampler” with its location.

The Newspaper Boys and Girls

We’d like to give a special thanks to all of our paper girls and boys – we’ll hopefully be sharing some of the pictures of the sampler as it winds its way around this fair isle.

hjdcrafts, ivydeandesigns, cuppateaandcake, artyfartymack, gelertdesign, noodlebubble, chicita, dawitchi, skullandcrossbuns, bluebuttonbride, bonnitagraphics, knitsandnacks, rowanjadejewellery, skyjewels, catfaceandpancakes, gnomead, mezzaluna, talkingbeads, bonkersaboutbuttons, mysticsrealm, plainprimitives, topfloortreasures, carolscrafts,lemonadeandlamingtons, vblackshaw, susiej, ladyluckjewellery, jacksknits, tobybarnes, madamcc, pantsandpaper, lillymakes, wharfedalewoolworks, mcgrumpyandsnuffles, MrsGibson, dollybirds, rebuttons, lovesagoodyarn, clairezcardz, rubyspiritdesigns, oblue, silkyprudence, PaulineR, bevjennings, thedancingpearl, madebymilla, Melanita, BitsNBobs, glowbox, cwtch, abbigale, devinshire, ArtyHerberts, judeallman, glassprimitif, lizdyson, plaquetastic, polka, sarahshandmades

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  • November 19, 2010

    Jesse Holliland

    Who’s delivering in Plymouth? It just says paper boy/girl and I’d really really like a copy x

  • November 19, 2010


    Hi Jesse, You can print a copy from the online version as it’s downloadable – let us know if you need help with that. We’re also awaiting a few more details from some of our paperboys and girls and will update the map once we have them.

  • November 19, 2010


    No paper-people in Northern Ireland. :-(

  • November 19, 2010


    Sorry Debz – we posted for volunteers a few weeks ago, stocks are quite limited – so please share the online version :)

  • November 19, 2010

    heather aka NiftyKnits

    Nice to see it after all the anticipation – it’s a more attractive format than last year I think, though of course sadly lacking in the meerkat department :-) Good luck everyone – here’s to many festive sales!

  • November 19, 2010

    Alex Snowdon

    It looks lovely, and very professional, I think people will find it hard to resist, hopefully!

  • November 19, 2010


    It looks great, if there are any left (doubtful I know) but I’d be happy to take some for NI.

    I was going to volunteer but the places I asked wanted guaranteed delivery and I couldn’t do that until I’d the go ahead from Folksy but couldn’t ask for papers until I’d confirmed places to take them, god my head hurts just explaining it. Anyway, happy to take any that are left:)

    Leanne xx

  • November 19, 2010


    Sorry Leanne, I’m fairly sure we have distributed the lot! (apart from a few for the press etc) I think you will have to shout from the roof tops instead – or maybe just blog about it! (If you are ever confused about Folksy things email me or )

  • November 19, 2010


    There seems to be a gaping hole in the Dorset/Devon/Somerset area! I did volunteer!

    Sampler looks great though, well done everyone!

  • November 19, 2010


    I have put some in a couple of places in Northampton, more to come this weekend. They can be found at The Stitch & Make Studio on Burns Street and The Community Centre in Wootton. There will be more in The Fishmarket this weekend for the Bicycle Basket Bazaar and also the new Abington Antiques Centre which has moved from Abington Avenue to Abington Square opposite the Jaguar garage. RAH!

  • November 19, 2010


    Sorry about that Flora we didn’t have any details recorded for you on the volunteers lists, did you complete the application form?

  • November 19, 2010


    I delivered another batch today, this time to my place of employment: Mandors Fabric Store! So here are the two Glasgow places where the Sampler is available so far:

    1) Yarn Cake: 148 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G20 8NY

    2) Mandors Fabric Store: 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST

    More locations to follow. :)

  • November 19, 2010


    Er, no… I just put my hand up when you first asked on the blog (in the comments), then kind of waited for someone to contact me. Sorry, didn’t realise about the form…

  • November 20, 2010

    Sarah @ Folksy

    Thanks for the new locations of places to pick them up – I’ll add them to the map now!

    Sorry that you’ve missed out Flora, we put a link to a form up on the blog so that we could gather everyone’s addresses and venues all in one place. Thank you for wanting to distribute though, we really appreciate it.

  • November 20, 2010


    Aw, someone is delivering in lil ol’Bury. I hope I get one posted through my door :)

  • November 20, 2010

    carol capaldi

    This is great!! I can see myself up there in the north of Scotland!! Just left 50 in a shop in Aberdeen that is going to hand them out. Hopefully some folksy converts can come from it. I feel quite empowered helping small buisnesses like ourselves get some more sales:D

  • November 22, 2010


    Wow not many in Wales or Merseyside huh?! Maybe next year!

  • November 22, 2010


    Some beautiful things in there – it looks really good and I think easily competes with the best that’s out there.

  • November 24, 2010


    Looks very professional & a great mix of items included too – REALLY appreciate the inclusion of one of my hoodies! Anyone know where the Edinburgh paper boy/girl is planning on delivering them as would love to pick up a hard copy. Jx

  • December 9, 2010

    Helen My Heart Exposed Yarns

    Such a brilliant surprise Folksy thank you so much, I was blown away to see my shop picture in The Folksy Festive Sampler when I received my copies today :)

  • December 12, 2010

    Glenn, SteamPunkGlass

    Wow! It’s come around so soon, I was so pleased when I got mine and opened it up to find one of my razors featured this year! :-)

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