Hello. My name is Emily. I’m a little giddy with excitement over my new role as blogger at Folksy.com so, sensing that, the Folksy gang have let me loose and asked me to introduce myself.
I come from a long line of artists and crafters and have an insatiable passion for all things handmade. It is therefore a huge honour for me to be asked to get involved with Folksy and write about, not only the items our sellers are making, but also the craft world itself; to celebrate British craft and design by bringing you inspiring stories from inspiring individuals.
My Grandfather’s studio
As well as continuing to showcase and promote the great shops Folksy has to offer, I also want to give you, our community, some interesting features to indulge yourself in. I want to get geeky and take a good look at aspects of art forms that are sometimes over-looked. I want to seek out those dedicated individuals keeping a dying craft alive and those that are striving to create a new one. To dig around your craft kits, snoop about your workspaces, take sneaky peeks at your new work and basically get to know you better! Then I want to share all this with you over a good cup of tea and a ginger snap.
But unfortunately, we have a couple of weeks to wait. September the 5th is my official start day and so, until then I will be sharpening my pencils, polishing my favourite shoes and pouring over Folksy’s fabulous shops just a little longer. See you soon!