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.
We talk to jewellery Caroline Frodsham from Pods and Plunder about her beautiful seed pod jewellery handmade in copper and silver in West Wales.
We talk to Sara Tasker, aka Me and Orla or to use her proper name ‘Instagram Queen’, who learned how to make a living from Instagram and now teaches others
Be part of our campaign to Celebrate Handmade starting on Black Friday. Read what it’s all about and how YOU can join in… #celebrate_handmade
We interview Rebecca Clarke, the jeweller behind Nook of the North, who creates embroidered jewellery inspired by mid-century design
We recently introduced clickable tags and tag pages. Here we explain how they work, how they can help you get seen, and suggest ways you can use them.
Silvana from Jewellery from Silvana chooses her favourite hand-crafted sheep on Folksy and wonders if she is starting a trend…
We talk to Marna Lunt, world-renowned embroidery artist, star of BBC show MAKE: Craft Britain, Craftsy teacher￼ and now Weekend of the Maker tutor
Shop SOS – how to boost sales In this post I’m looking at the reasons why a visitor to your shop doesn’t choose to buy…
Celebrate the launch of new craft site MAKEetc – featuring tutorials, projects, patterns and interviews – with 30% off all CICO books for Folksy sellers
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.