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Inspiring Creativity

by Folksy Support


Many of you will be familiar with our regular columnist Amy McCarthy and the fantastic craft reports she writes for the Folksy blog. Now that Amy’s stained glass business has really taken off, sadly for Folksy she has decided she can no longer manage to keep up with her writing commitments, Amy also had a column with Creative Crafting – so it’s a fond farewell to Amy and her fab columns, although she’s a regular in the Folksy forums and still very much an active Folksy shopkeeper – you can find her shop at www.amyorangejuice.folksy.com

I hope you will all join us in thanking Amy for these wonderful posts over the past 9 months and wish her the best of luck with her flourishing business. Amy was recently awarded a bursary from Devon Open Studios, one of only 5 awarded, i suspect it wont be the last award she receives!

Here’s a quick recap of all these great posts she has written for us, looking at the various craft genres to be found at Folksy.com. In each post the crafters explain the best way to get started and provide helpful links to inspire you to get creative yourself and try a new craft.

Wool Spinning and Dying
Book Binding
Candle Making
Oil Painting
Wire work jewellery
Paper Mache Art
Stained Glass
Polymer Clay
Leather Work
Fused Glass

We are always looking for new content on the Folksy blog, so if you have an idea (or two!) then get in touch – we don’t bite :) email your thoughts to – hilary@folksy.co.uk

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averilpam March 22, 2011 - 10:03 am

Amy’s articles have been interesting and informative, it’s a shame we won’t see more of them but I’m delighted for her that she is doing so well :)

amyorangejuice March 22, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Oh wow, what a lovely surprize! thank you Folksy!
I am too busy to do them, its true, not just with work, but with my small people who need more mummy time than I can give them if I am always on the computer! My poor shop a bit neglected too
I cannot recommend writing for Folksy enough, thank you for giving me the chance to, I hope someone takes over my Tuesday spot very soon
I will be reading x

Konnie Kapow! March 22, 2011 - 5:07 pm


Obviously I’m pleased that you’re doing well Amy and I understand that you’re busy but I’m (and the rest of the folksy world obviously) going to miss you!

I’m kind of in a huff but I shall aim(y?) to correct this and just be darn proud of you instead!


OakGem March 22, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Congrats Amy! I know you’ll go above and beyond! Your stained glass work is stunning and absolutely deserves your attention (as well as your kids). Bon Courage!

Lorna May March 22, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Oh no :o(
Thank you for all your blog posts..they have been great reads.

{Dab and a dash.}

Lorna May March 22, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Oh no :o(
Thank you for all your blog posts..they have been great reads.

{Dab and a dash.}

Hilary March 22, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Love that photo Amy, the acid etching and especially your hand in the reflection – makes it really alive. x H

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