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.