New maker showcase
It’s always exciting when you discover a new designer or maker whose work you haven’t seen before. So in this new feature we’re going to be showcasing makers we think you’ll love. We’re kicking off with eight UK designers who are new to Folksy. Each one is skilled in a different craft or technique, from printmaking to pottery and soap-making to stamp-making, and all have their individual style.
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Little Stamp Store
When Fran Sherbourne wanted a handmade custom stamp, she couldn’t find one she liked, so she made her own. Pretty soon lots of other crafters wanted one too, and now she designs, makes and sells clear stamps with fantastic detail and accuracy.
Woolly Mama Yarns
Kassy Simmonds sells hand-dyed yarns in a range of gorgeous colours inspired by literature, nature and mythology. Each skein is dyed by Kassy with the utmost care and attention, and all are ethically sourced and cruelty free (non-Mulesing).
When Tereza Fairbairn left her city job, her colleagues gave her a very unusual leaving present: a goat. In just a few short years, one goat had become a small dairy and now Tereza sells a range of seasonal produce from Pedigree British Toggenburg Goats, including handmade luxury soaps.
Mhairi-Stella Duff has been hooked on drawing since she met Quentin Blake, aged 7. She now works as a professional illustrator and printmaker, taking inspiration from nature, folk art and fairy tales, with a focus on vintage-style illustration and black and white art.
Fragile Flower by Danielle Stretch
Danielle Stretch is an artist/printmaker who creates delicate linocuts that reflect the natural world. Danielle recently retired from a career in university administration and now creates original prints on an etching press installed in the tiny back bedroom of her Cambridgeshire cottage.
Floating Art Mobiles
Anne Collette creates kinetic mobiles that bring movement into your home, creating pieces of art that, with the hint of a breeze, change form. Anne has been making mobiles since 1998 – a craft that takes patience and focus in order to create mobiles that balance perfectly.
Finola is a studio potter who make tin-glazed ceramics in the Maiolica tradition. She makes both wheel-thrown and hand-built work, applying colour by brushstroke. Finola takes inspiration from her environment: from big Lincolnshire skies to the reflections of Venetian blinds.
Liz Swindells is based in Devon where she makes offbeat graphic jewellery using a mix of plywood, acrylic, enamel paint and rope. Liz has a graphic design background and has always been drawn to shapes and colour. Her jewellery is simple and stylish but pattern is king.