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Margo

In missing Origin I stumbled across the outlet and workshop of the textile designer and ‘manufacturer’ Margo Selby, who was ironically at Origin the…

Being Crafty

I specifically avoided Origin, The Craft Council’s annual event this year. The flagship UK Craft event left me feeling a bit cold last time…

Dawg gone…

I’m finding it really interesting how the term ‘Folksy’ has been used recently especially around the current Presedential election campaign in the US. Just…

Christmas Markets

Sally from the Manchester Craft Mafia and a Folksy ‘super-user’, has put out a call for makers at a Christmas Market the Craft Mafia…

New Featured Sellers

Came across Yasuko’s work yesterday on Folksy. Isn’t it beautiful? She has a range of crocheted ‘dolls’ that just ooze personality, they feel like…

Halloween

It’s only 24 days or (as at 10am today) 566 hours until Halloween. What could you build in that time? Let’s see: 70% of…

We have a winner…

So, the lines have closed and the stars have been counted. Down at the Howies store in Carnaby Street, our helpers have been busy…

It’s a *&^%$

And it’s also Friday. This is a Friday-day-kinda-post. Someone kindly wrote to us today to ask if she could use Folksy. People don’t usually…

Meet our Makers

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Meet the Maker – Fused Glass artist Sally Banks from Granary Glass

As a child, fused glass artist Sally Banks from Granary Glass was spellbound by the colours cast on the floor as sunlight streamed through stained glass windows. Years later, she is still just as captivated by the quality and luminescence of glass. Ceramicist Kath Cooper interviews Sally to learn more about her craft, her inspirations and her fused glass techniques…

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Meet the Maker – Kath Cooper Ceramics

Kath Cooper has been working with clay for nearly 30 years and over that time her miniature clay houses and little birds have worked their way into many a heart. Helen from Paper Bea Company interviews Kath to discover more about her ceramics, her inspiration and her scraffito technique