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?
Folksy seller Emily Clark from Larryware has been on Twitter since it started in 2006. Here she shares her tips and tricks for anyone who feels daunted by the size and speed of it all, so you can learn to love it too!
As part of our Selling to Shops series, Clare Yuille from the Indie Retail Academy looks at Buyers’ Packs. What is a buyers’ pack, why do you need one and what should go into it?
Being able to sew your own clothes is a brilliant skill and we’d encourage all of you with access to a sewing machine to…
Meet Lydia Meiying – a Manchester-based illustrator inspired by the natural world and the colours, prints and folklore of her South East Asian heritage
In this Meet the Maker interview we talk to Nicky from The Catkin Boutique, an illustrator who has created a menagerie of animal jewellery from her drawings.
Win a free weaving class at The London Loom and learn how to use a floor loom or handheld loom to create a wall hanging or woven cloth – plus 10% off Japanese weaving workshops
In our Meet the Maker interview we talk to letterpress designer Emma van Breukelen from Ellie Press about her letterpress stationery and her love of rabbits
We talk to jewellery designer Elizabeth Anne Norris about her work and discover how how she moved from air quality scientist to professional jeweller.
We talk to jewellery designer Jo Bignold from Lucylou Designs about her handmade jewellery, her love of hares and how it feels to be part of the craft community…
The Folksy Charts 2016 are here! We count down the best-selling shops, most popular items, best social channels and identify trends in how people shopped last year.
We talk to Kate Harvey, the designer and maker behind Gracie Flo Jewellery, who creates handmade jewellery inspired by nature
Paper flower artist Helen Wilde from Paper Bea Company is interviewed by illustrator Amanda Hartley from Hofficraft about her gorgeous paper wedding flowers and wild flower gifts for gardeners, inspired by her cottage garden in Derbyshire
Meet Amanda Hartley from Hofficraft, a Welsh illustrator making hand-painted Easter egg decorations, miniature cacti, shrink plastic badges, cards and lots of other goodies from her home studio in Oxfordshire
We talk to textile artist Heidi Meier, who started by making nursery art and now creates original embroidered artworks that capture a moment in time, nature and the changing seasons