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How to sell more at Christmas

On Folksy around a third of all sales happen in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We share our tips on how to make the most of the festive selling period…

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Shop Talk: Beledien

Melanie Commin’s Folksy shop Beledien Handmade is chock-full of fabric goodness. We go behind her shop front to find out how she has grown her business

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Shop Talk: Jessica Catherine

In this week’s Shop Talk, we talk to self-taught ceramicist Jessica Catherine and discover how her shop has grown from a “curious experiment” into a successful business. We also learn…

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Exploring techniques: Art on the iPad

In the first of our new series artist Amy McCarthy explores different techniques for creating art and craft. First up she looks at the controversial technique of digital art, and discovers how artists are harnessing new technology to create art on their iPads.

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Meet the Maker: Jessica Catherine

Miniature versions of things are hard to resist: Lilliputian houses tempt us with their small chimneys while little owls seduce us with their teeny-tiny beaks. We talked to ceramicist Jessica Catherine about making in miniature and her kiln ‘Rhonda’…


Shop Talk: Sarah Cryer

Bead enthusiast Sarah Cryer makes beautiful beadwork jewellery, but by her own admission she is slightly publicity-shy. We talked to her about the story behind her…

Meet our Makers

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Meet the Maker: Dare to Dream

Tanith Rouse from Dare to Dream creates jewellery in a full spectrum of rainbow brights using a method of anodising and dying aluminium she first encountered but dismissed during her jewellery degree. We talked to her about her technique, her studio and her inspirations…

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Meet the Maker: Tom Provost

Tom Provost’s work gently plays with form and texture, and the results are timeless, beautiful pieces of furniture that offer up unexpected details to those who look carefully. We talk to him about his practice…


Meet the Maker: Beledien

New Zealander Melanie Commins from Beledien Handmade might be a long way from home, but when she moved to the little market town of…