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Making Christmas 2020 Folksy Film

Making Christmas – watch our Folksy Film

by Camilla

The story of our Christmas 2020 film

It’s been a tough year, but through it all a community of makers across the UK have kept going – stitching, turning, moulding, carving, painting, knitting, sculpting, printing, fusing, forging and crafting to bring the joy to Christmas 2020.

We wanted to celebrate them all with a film that shows the love, care, passion and craftsmanship that goes into every handmade present.

With Covid restrictions in place that wasn’t easy. Not to be defeated by a pandemic, we put a call-out to all our makers, asking for their help… and the films started to come rolling in. Each time a new one arrived, we felt a surge of delight and pride in our incredible community and we became determined to squeeze as many as possibly into the final cut. The last scene is a collection of all those many hands, coming together to make this Christmas even more special.

So here’s to the makers making Christmas!

We hope you love it as much as we do. Watch it here…

You can also watch it on YouTube here – https://youtu.be/SghcDWseD-I

And on Vimeo here – https://vimeo.com/480852162

Music: Buying Presents by Borrtex

All the makers featured in the film

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this movie – find them all here and please show them your love by visiting them on Folksy!

Starring in order of appearance…

Knitted Christmas rabbit ornament
Made by Dina from Candyfleece – https://folksy.com/shops/Candyfleece

Little ceramic wren box
Made by Bev Seth from Seth Ceramics – https://folksy.com/shops/SethCeramics

Cosy Woodland Cabin’ original linocut print
Made by Carrie from Rose and Hen – https://folksy.com/shops/RoseandHen

Wheel-thrown mug
Made by Kate from Kate Cooke Ceramics – https://folksy.com/shops/KateCookeCeramics

Eco silver jewellery
Made by Sarah from Sarah and the Wolf – https://folksy.com/shops/SarahandtheWolf

Hand-woven merino scarf
Made by Nell from Hem: Handwoven – https://folksy.com/shops/HemHandwoven

Hand-painted acorns
Made by Annie from Annie Stothert Art https://folksy.com/shops/AnnieStothertArt

Silver Earrings
Made by Nikki from Magic in the Grass – https://folksy.com/shops/Magicinthegrass

Gingerbread House tree decoration
Made by Teresa from Shirley Rainbow – https://folksy.com/shops/ShirleyRainbow

Robin Hood’s Bay two-colour original linocut print
by James Green – https://folksy.com/shops/jamesgreenprintworks

Marbled Resin Earrings
Made by Dania from Whylder Mills – https://folksy.com/shops/WhylderMills

Crocheted Letterbox Flowers
Made by Alison from Sakarma Handmade – https://folksy.com/shops/SakarmaHandmade

Kate Cooke Ceramics Sheffield
Kate Cooke at her potter’s wheel in her garden shed

Also featuring the enormously talented hands of…

Cat King Ceramics – https://folksy.com/shops/catkingceramics

Clare Gets Crafty – https://folksy.com/shops/claregetscrafty

Drama Llama – https://folksy.com/shops/TheDramaLlama

Fran Barnett Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/FranMade

Glass and Light Studio – https://folksy.com/shops/katsglass

Handmade Retro Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/Fallon1986

Lorna Gilbert – https://folksy.com/shops/thepottingstudio

Makes Scents Candles – https://folksy.com/shops/MakesScentsStudio

Mansefield Art and Crafts – https://folksy.com/shops/MansefieldArtandCrafts

Marion Miller Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/MarionMillerJewellery

Monica Gabb – https://folksy.com/shops/MonicaGabb

Melissa Montague from Ivy925 – https://folksy.com/shops/Ivy925

Orgill Originals – https://folksy.com/shops/orgilloriginals

Rosy Moon – https://folksy.com/shops/RosyMoonUK

Ruth Markwell – https://folksy.com/shops/RuthMarkwell

Peak Pet Services – https://folksy.com/shops/PeakPetServices

Sew Taylor Made Designs – https://folksy.com/shops/Sewtaylormadedesigns

Silver Nutmeg – https://folksy.com/shops/SilverNutmeg

SilverHares – https://folksy.com/shops/Silverhares

The Paper Kaleidoscope – https://folksy.com/shops/ThePaperKaleidoscope

The White Picket Fence Workshop – https://folksy.com/shops/thewhitepicketfenceworkshop

Victoria Williams Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/victoriawilliams

A huge HUGE thank you to each and every one of you – and to everyone who chooses to buy handmade this year.

Shop small. Shop Handmade. Shop passion.

Shop Folksy

Find pieces by all the makers featured in the film here >
https://folksy.com/themes/Making-Christmas-film

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2 comments

Jackie Iley November 21, 2020 - 9:19 am

Hi Camilla
Just wanted to say we love the Makers film, can just see our hands at the end…. Our 15 mins of fame!!
This will be our first Christmas with Folksy and we’re working really hard to get the word out. Its been a crash course in using social media and making a video but everyday we learn something new. We love what we do – there’s no better feeling than making something in the workshop and then wrapping it up because someone bought it….. Happy dance time!
Thanks for the challenge…

Jackie & Steve
The White Picket Fence Workshop

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