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And the man from …

Del Monte says… You remember those ads? They were pretty good weren’t they? So, David Hieatt, the man (founder) from howies has chosen his…

Last chance…

We can see the finishing line of the howies competition. Have a look to see what people have submitted and if you’re planning to…

An oil change and a wash

Hello. We’ve been busy lately giving Folksy a bit of an ‘upgrade’. You might not see all the improvements (most are under the bonnet…

Liking this…

Another entrant to the howies competiton. Lucy nails it with graphics: Neat. I particularly like the inclusion of the washing-line peg. It feels a…

Makey Make Time

Well the Design Week competition seems to have gone down well. Two bits of feedback that you have given us though is that the…

Howies Design Week Comp

I like competitions although I don’t win many. Done well they create a sense of excitement and of being part of something. TV luvvies…

Off the grid

There’s an excellent article in American Craft Magazine about the rise of DIY design and craft but one aspect of the article is bugging…

Mafioso

I’m off to the Manchester Craft Mafia do in er, Manchester (Craft and Design Centre) tonight so hope to see one or two of…

Feasting and fixing

*Love* this breakfast brooch from Pippin. A good antidote to summer salads. The site is filling up – there’s a feast of ‘stuff’ –…

Meet our Makers

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Meet Wilful North – maker of luxury silk scarves and homewares

For designer Holly Picthall, childhood adventures in making led on to a degree in textiles, a full-time job as a sock designer and her own creative business Wilful North making luxury silk scarves, accessories and homeware. Holly talks to fellow colour lover, jeweller Clare Lloyd about her designs and her aversion to beige.