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Have you ever had terrible sales at a craft fair – or no sales at all? Learn how to diagnose what went wrong and make the most of your next market.
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.
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?
Meet lampwork bead maker Joanne Joyce, a jeweller who got hooked on lampworking after her very first lesson at the flame.
Meet Kerry Day, a Bristol-based printmaker and plant lover whose huge collection of houseplants, cacti and succulents are often the subject of her beautiful lino prints. Fellow designer Carole Fenwick from MaggieMagoo Designs talks to Kerry…
We meet Carole Fenwick from MaggieMagoo Designs – designer of bold and bright prints with a mid-century Scandinavian influence and maker of beautiful contemporary embroideries and modern hoop art.