Would you like to choose the items for the Folksy Front Page?

Pinterested?

Three times a week the team at Folksy pick a selection of themed items for the front page. These items represent the very best we have to offer, great images, great products and all handmade here in the UK! We want to wow people that visit us for the first time and tempt the passers by to come on in and have a good mooch around – just as a bricks and mortar shop would dress their window displays.

We are giving the Folksy.com community a chance to get involved and create some great front page themes! At present we don’t have a sytem of creating favourite sets of items for Folksy members, although it is one of the many things we’d love to offer in the future as we develop the site.  We want you to create your themes for the front page using Pinterest boards. In return we’ll let everyone know when we announce the new featured items on our facebook page that the front page has been curated by you! We will only use really excellent collections and themes as we spot them, so make them stand out!

You can find out all about pinterest and an invite link to join here – Pinterest – you’re invited!

Pinterest is basically a very cool virtual pinboard where you can create collections of images from around the internet.  Images of items that inspire you, favourite recipes, tutorials, mood boards, books, kittens?!  We know many of you are already using it to create collections of your Folksy favourites too, and we’re also enjoying seeing these items repinned from users all around the world.  You can see all of the Folksy pins here – http://pinterest.com/source/folksy.com/.

Here’s what you need to do to get involved:

send a Message on pinterest

  • Pick an interesting title and theme and create a new pinterest board – use the pinterest help pages if you are unsure how to do this.
  • Add Folksy items using the pinterested bookmarklet, we need 18 items to consider it for use on the front page.  Here is an example from my personal pinterest page – http://pinterest.com/haptree/envy/ to give you an idea of a theme.
  • Once you have created it send us a message with the link over on our Folksy pinterest page – http://pinterest.com/folksy (as shown in the image to the right – please don’t message our support team directly with pinterest boards) Be sure to include your folksy user profile or shop name in the message so we can find you.
  • Not every board will be used, and we may edit a theme if there’s one or two items we can’t use.  Please don’t message us for a critique if we don’t choose yours – but please do send us another board to look at :)

We hope you are all raring to go and get pinning – Please ask if you have any questions!

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16 Comments

  • June 21, 2011

    Linzi

    Ooo amazing I shall be taking part in this for sure!

  • June 21, 2011

    Rachel

    oh fantastic. When pinterest first came out I said it would be a great way to curate Folksy “treasuries”, glad you think so too!

  • June 21, 2011

    stamptout

    I am going to have a go right now!
    What a good idea.

  • June 21, 2011

    Wayne(Ping Prints)

    Absolutely would like to choose! Great idea and gets everyone involved!

  • June 21, 2011

    Jaunty Little Flowers

    Fantastic news! I am off to get pinning.

  • June 21, 2011

    Pantsandpaper

    Iv sent you my pin board. Hope you like it

  • June 21, 2011

    robyn Wilson

    fab! I love pinterest!

  • June 21, 2011

    Jenny

    Fabulous idea. xx

  • June 21, 2011

    averilpam

    Good idea until you come up with a way for us to create Folksy collections on site. Are we allowed to include one of our own items in the collections?
    (Artfire allow it, Etsy doesn’t…)

  • June 22, 2011

    cattoo

    I think this a great idea! Will join in :-)

  • June 22, 2011

    Cat Among the Pigeons

    This is fantastic – I have just joined.
    What a great site

    Cat Among the Pigeons

  • June 22, 2011

    Hilary

    averil pam – I had a chat with the team about this and we felt that we would rather you created beautiful and original collections you love that don’t centre around your own items. We will credit you on our fb page if your theme is chosen however, so there is a promotional element to taking part :)

  • June 22, 2011

    Polly

    Sent you my 80s themed board and my Time for Tea board.
    Hope I am chosen!

  • June 23, 2011

    cherry tree

    I have sent you my positively blooming board! hope you like my choices! x

    Annabel

  • June 23, 2011

    Jay

    I think I’ve got this sorted LOL! Enjoyed checking out all the talent on Folksy and decided to dedicate my choices to gorgeous blues in all their hues! http://pinterest.com/redroaddesign/fabulous-folksy-in-blues/

  • June 23, 2011

    Peony and Thistle

    Ooh – lovely – another excuse to go on Pinterest! Yay!!!