Introducing Emily

Hello. My name is Emily. I’m a little giddy with excitement over my new role as blogger at 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!

Emily @mrsemilybarnes




  • August 17, 2011

    heather aka NiftyKnits

    Good luck Emily – Hilary will certainly be a hard act to follow!

  • Congratulations Emily. What a great start. I enjoyed reading your first blog and I just adore your photos. Brilliant! Many thanks for an interesting read x

  • August 17, 2011

    tanya miller aka Cards with a Difference

    Welcome on board!

  • August 17, 2011


    Welcome Emily! Can’t wait till Sept 5th to see what you have in store for us!


  • August 17, 2011


    Nice intro. I like your writing style.Enjoy!

  • August 17, 2011

    Viv @ Silver Lining

    Good Luck

  • August 17, 2011


    Well done Emily! You must be very excited… also looking forward to your first posts here. Best of luck :)

  • August 17, 2011

    Emily @MochiPan

    Hi Emily!

    Best of luck to you, and looking forward to reading all about the craft world through your eyes. Have fun sharpening your pencils! (It’s actually one of my favourite time out exercises! Hehe)

    Emily – MochiPan

  • August 17, 2011

    Helen S

    Welcome Emily!

  • August 17, 2011


    Hi Emily, enjoy your window shopping on Folksy:)

    See you in a couple of weeks!

  • August 17, 2011


    Hello Emily
    Really excited to read whatever you choose to write about. Good luck Xx

  • August 17, 2011

    Zoe / Zebedee

    Welcome Emily to the land of Folksy!! Zoe x

  • August 17, 2011

    jennie sandford

    thanks emily, lovely words and pictures. looking forward to more. jenx

  • August 18, 2011

    Emily Barnes

    Thanks for all the well wishes folks. Can’t wait to get started. Emily

  • August 18, 2011

    Len & Daphne

    Best Wishes with your new post. Intro. up to your usual high standards.

    Looking forward to reading more.

  • August 19, 2011

    Julia K Walton

    Hi Emily

    Good luck in your new role – will look forward to seeing your articles and finds! :)

  • August 22, 2011


    Lovely post sis, looking forward to reading more xx

  • September 4, 2011


    Your introduction was great. I will look out for your next words of crafting (only one more day).

    Stephie :-)

    p.s. The photo of your granddad’s studio is lovely!