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Dear Folksy…

by Emily

My Favourite Hello Ceramic Postcard by Love & Lovelier

It’s my final day at Folksy. Six months ago I moved 4,774 miles away to Portland, Oregon and, not wanting to give it away, I brought my little piece of Folksy (the marketing piece) with me.

It turns out that working eight hours behind your team mates isn’t much fun. So it’s time to move on and try something new.

This post was supposed to my final weeknotes, but instead it’s a farewell to all the people that make Folksy brilliant. To the tiny team of devoted, craft-loving beauties holed up in an old mill in Sheffield, who between ‘making’, cycling the Derbyshire Peaks, drinking tea (always from a pot) and nurturing their own families/cats/homebrews, devote a whole chunk of their brains to making Folksy wonderful.

And to the 15,000 makers that sell your work on Folksy. Damn, you’re good. Thanks for inspiring me to knit, crochet, take my children to ceramics classes, dabble in papercraft and develop an unhealthy passion for fabrics. It’s been a pleasure to watch you grow your businesses, to try new things and to learn from one another. You are a tour-de-force and I salute you.

The UK craft scene has grown considerably in the past five years. No longer is it a hobby saved exclusively for fuddy-duddies. It’s damn cool, liberating, wonderfully challenging, creative and a whole heap of fun. I will continue to watch UK makers do their thing and will always fly the flag for British Handmade. You’re the best, thanks for letting me be a part of something awesome.

Emily x


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Heather and Gary February 14, 2014 - 10:51 am

Hope your new life in Portland is everything you wish it to be!
Good Luck and don’t forget to spread the word.
Heather and Gary :)

Emily February 14, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Thank you so much guys x

Gwin Kerry February 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

Awww! I don;t know you Emily or any of the other Folksy elves – but I wish you well x Enjoy yourself x

Emily February 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Thank you!!

Angela R Connah February 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Best of luck with your new life in Portland, hope it all works out well.

Emily February 17, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Thanks Angela :-)

Yeshen Venema February 16, 2014 - 3:54 pm

You’ll be missed Emily! You’re just leaving before I finally head up to Sheffield for some maker shoots! Enjoy the forest.

Emily February 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Ah, typical! Have fun. It was a pleasure working with you Yeshen x

Natalie Cannell (More Tea, Vicar? ) February 19, 2014 - 12:45 am

You’ve been a great supporter of my shop over the past couple of years Emily, and I’m so grateful for that. You’ll be missed! I hope you have many wonderful adventures in Portland, good luck & very best wishes in everything you do.

Thanks again for everything.

Natalie xx

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