This weekend saw the arrival of the Mini Maker Faire in Brighton and as sponsors we were keen to get involved, show our support and spread the word about Folksy.
Organised by the Brighton Maker community the event encouraged visitors to “marvel at the mind-boggling home-made creations of the best inventors, crafters, hackers and DIY-ers from across the UK”.
Nestled in amongst the crafters we set up our Folksy stall. Displaying some of our favourite Folksy products meant visitors had the perfect opportunity to find out what Folksy is all about. We also took a 1950’s manual letter press to allow visitors to make their own Folksy Flyer.
Andrew donned his pinny and spent the day demonstrating the principles of manual type setting (selecting letters and aligning them in your composing stick) and encouraging willing participants to handle the lead type and pieces. It was a simple “make” that went down really well and gave visitors to the Folksy stall something personal to take home with them.
With over 5000 people attending I think the Brighton Mini Maker Faire can be deemed a massive success, not only for Folksy, but for crafters and makers across the country. It was great to be part of such a vibrant, positive event that celebrated British craft in all it’s glory.
Roll on next year and well done to the organisers and everyone who was involved.
Photos by Frankie Roberto and Jeremy Keith. See more photos of the event here