Professional product photographer Lucy Ridges shares her smartphone photography tips so you can learn how to take great product shots on your phone. Transform your product photos and Instagram feed with her simple step-by-step tips.
How do you know if an email from a buyer is genuine or a scam? Read our tips on how to spot a scam email and what to do if you accidentally open one, click a link or reply to a malicious message.
Is there a secret to success when you sell craft online? We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to selling online to get you started on the right track.
This week we’ve added a whole new set of categories and sub-categories on Folksy to tie in with two growing markets: personalised products and wedding thank you gifts.
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…
Do you follow the #wipsandblooms hashtag run by Katie Robbins of Ceramic Magpie? This month, Folksy is the guest judge and we have prizes on offer!
As part of our ‘Selling to Shops’ series, retailer Clare Yuille from the Indie Retail Academy looks at how NOT to pitch to shops, and shares some examples of real-life emails she has received.
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
Where can you go if you need mentoring or support for your creative business? What help is available and how can you find creative communities willing to guide you on your way? Helen Bottrill from The Creative Business Network signposts places you can go to get extra support
Lia Griffith Giveaway! How would you like to have a whole heap of craft projects at your fingertips and a bundle of gorgeous crepe paper…
If you love paper flowers, here’s a fab free tutorial by Lia Griffith. These Double Daffodils crepe paper flowers would look as gorgeous in a wedding bouquet as they would at home in a vase or as part of a paper posy.
In the second post in our Selling to Shops series, Clare Yuille looks at wholesale catalogues. What should your wholesale brochure look like, what information should you include and what kind of photographs and extras do retailers need?
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.
Clare Lloyd is a self-confessed colour addict who creates jewellery in perfectly combined shades of the spectrum. She tells us about her jewellery-making processes, her inspirations and how her meticulous jewellery is the product of a surprisingly messy work bench.
Graphic designer Jane Crick has a very distinctive style – you know a Jane Crick illustration when you see it. In this Meet the Maker interview, Jane explains how she started her own creative business and the inspiration behind her designs.