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How my Flat Cap Bags became famous

Last week Folksy seller Rebecca Vorperian from girlwithbeads, appeared on The Apprentice alongside her now-famous Flat Cap Handbags. Here, Rebecca tells us how it all happened…

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Meet the Maker: Damson Tree Pottery

Ceramicist Marieanne Cavaciuti’s first pottery was set under damson trees, which gave name to her practice, Damson Tree Pottery. We talked to Marieanne about her background and her inspirations…

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Shop Talk: myBearHands

Sally Haysom aka myBearHands is an illustrator-turned-jeweller based in Bristol. Her work and brand are instantly recognisable, and we wanted to know more about how she…

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Helping people find things they want

This week we’ve released a few new features on Folksy, some based on improving our search engine optimisation and some things you can see. James explains how one of those new features is intended to help more people find what they want..

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Meet the Maker: myBearHands

Sally Haysom is the Bristol-based jeweller behind myBearHands. Although she always loved drawing, she also had a passion for making, so she developed a way of transforming her illustrations into a tangible product – and the beautiful jewellery of myBearHands was born…

Meet our Makers

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Meet the Maker: Linen Prints

As the designer behind Linen Prints, Jacqui Watkins creates hand-blocked, pared-down prints, which are a long way from the traditional Liberty-style florals she used to design in her career as a commercial textile designer…

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Meet the Maker: Claire Gent

We caught up with Claire Gent, last year’s best-selling maker, to discover more about her work and inspirations, and what made her move from a career as a product designer to establishing her own jewellery business…

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Meet the Maker: Damson Tree Pottery

Ceramicist Marieanne Cavaciuti’s first pottery was set under damson trees, which gave name to her practice, Damson Tree Pottery. We talked to Marieanne about her background and her inspirations…