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Folksy Local – what is it and how can you join in?

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Folksy Local – what is it and how can you join in?

Introducing Folksy Local

We’re really proud and excited to launch Folksy Local – a new way to connect with other makers on Folksy. The idea behind Folksy Local is to help Folksy shop owners based in the same region find each other, grow their local networks, ask questions (and find answers) and hopefully meet up and host in-person events too – whether that’s through local craft fairs, workshops talks or just tea-and-cake catch-ups.

We’re kicking off our Folksy Local events with our Folksy Local Online Christmas Markets in November 2021 – read more about those and apply to be a stallholder here. The markets are split into five regions and will be curated by the Folksy Local team captains.

Anyone with an open Folksy shop can join their Folksy Local team

Scroll down to find your local team and join up!

Each team is run by two or three co-captains, supported by us. See who your team leaders are below, and if you would like to volunteer your skills, take on a particular role or become a captain, let the team know what you can offer.

As Folksy Local is just getting going, we’re not yet sure exactly what direction it will take or how it will evolve. It’s all a bit of an experiment, so if you have any brilliant ideas, please share them with your team captains. Each Folksy Local team’s activities will be slightly different, as they will be directed by what the group and the captains want to do – these are your groups, not ours, so you decide what you’d like to do and achieve!

We ask that when you join a team, you become a positive member of that community and always treat your fellow team members with respect and consideration. We are especially grateful to the Folksy Local team leaders, who are giving their time for free, and hope all team members remain mindful of that too.

There will also be Facebook pages for the Folksy Local teams, and some will even have their own Instagram accounts too, so look out for those (we’ll add them here when they’re live).

To join your Folksy Local Group

  • Scroll down to find your area
  • Join their Facebook Group
  • Introduce yourself in the Facebook Group, share your ideas in the Facebook Group and ask how you can get involved
  • When your Folksy Local Team has its own Facebook page, follow it and like their posts
  • If your Folksy Local Team has an Instagram account, follow it and like their posts
  • Apply for your Folksy Local Christmas Market (if you want to!), which will be curated by the team captains.

Tip: To show up in our Shop Local section, add your location to your Folksy shop in your Seller Dashboard. You’ll find Shop Location under ‘Shop Settings’.

Find your Folksy Local group

Folksy Local Channel Islands

Folksy Local Channel Islands

Areas covered:
Channel Isles and the Isle of Wight

Team Leaders:

Athene, Athene Sholl Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/AtheneShollJewellery
Instagram: @athenesholljewellery

Jo, Lilliput Wight – https://folksy.com/shops/LilliputWight
Instagram: @lilliputwight

Instagram:
@folksy_local_channel_islands

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalchannelislands

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – South England and Channel Islands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/channel-islands

Folksy Local East England

Areas covered:
East England, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk.

Team Leaders:

Sasha Garrett – https://folksy.com/shops/SashaGarrett
Instagram: @sasha_garrett67

Helen, Lellibelle – https://folksy.com/shops/Lellibellecards
Instagram: @lellibellecards

Instagram:
@folksyeastengland

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/folksyeastengland

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocaleastengland

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – East England and the East Midlands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/east-england

Folksy Local East Midlands

Folksy Local East Midlands

Areas covered:
East Midlands, including Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.

Team Leaders:

Jess, The Whimsical Marbler – https://folksy.com/shops/thewhimsicalmarbler
Instagram:@thewhimsicalmarbler

Teresa, Shirley Rainbow – https://folksy.com/shops/ShirleyRainbow
Instagram:@shirleyrainbow_tb

Kirsteen, Stitch Studio – https://folksy.com/shops/StitchStudio
Instagram:@madebystitchstudio

Instagram:
@folksyeastmidlands

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocaleastmidlands

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – East England and the East Midlands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/east-midlands

Folksy Local North East

Folksy Local North East

Areas covered:
North-East England, including County Durham, Northumberland, Sutherland & Tyne and Wear.

Team Leaders:

Melanie, Meldel Crafts – https://folksy.com/shops/meldelcrafts
Instagram: @meldelcrafts

Jackie, The White Picket Fence Workshop – https://folksy.com/shops/thewhitepicketfenceworkshop
Instagram: @thewhitepicketfenceworkshop

We are looking for anther co-captain for this group. Please email community@folksy.co.uk if you are interested.

Instagram:
@folksynortheast

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/folksynortheast

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalnortheast

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – North England and Northern Ireland

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/north-east-england

Folksy Local North West

Areas covered:
North-West England, including Cheshire, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside.

Team Leaders:

Dee, Oruki Design – https://folksy.com/shops/OrukiDesign
Instagram: @orukidesign

Angela, Woofs and Wool – https://folksy.com/shops/woofsandwool
Instagram: @woofsandwool

Instagram:
@folksynorthwest

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FolksyNorthWest

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalnorthwest

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – North England and Northern Ireland

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/north-west-england

Folksy Local Northern Ireland

Folksy Local Northern Ireland

Areas covered:
Northern Ireland

Team Leaders:

Juliana Made This – https://folksy.com/shops/julianamadethis
Instagram: @julianamadethis

We are looking for anther co-captain for this group. Please email community@folksy.co.uk if you are interested.

Instagram:
@folksynorthernireland

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalnorthernireland

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – North England and Northern Ireland

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/northern-ireland

Folksy Local Scotland

Folksy Local Scotland

Areas covered:
Scotland

Team Leaders:

Sarah and The Wolf Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/SarahandtheWolf
Instagram: @sarahandthewolf

Cal, Rudy And The Rowan Tree – https://folksy.com/shops/RudyAndTheRowanTree and https://folksy.com/shops/hooperhart
Instagram: @rudy_and_the_rowan_tree and @hooperhart

Instagram:
@folksyscotland

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FolksyScotland/

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalscotland

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market –  Scotland

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/scotland

Folksy Local South East

Folksy Local South East

Areas covered:
South-East England, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Team Leaders:

Clara Castner – https://folksy.com/shops/ClaraCastner
Instagram: @claracastner

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

Laura, Boffin Photography – https://folksy.com/shops/BoffinPhotography
Instagram: @boffin_photography

Follow on Instagram:
@folksysoutheast

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FolksyLocalSouthEast

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalsoutheast

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – South England and Channel Islands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/south-east-england

Folksy Local South West

Folksy Local South West

Areas covered:
South-West England, including Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Team Leaders:

Kat, Tula and the Whale – https://folksy.com/shops/tulaandthewhale
Instagram: @tula.and.the.whale

Amanda, Bowerbird Jewellery – https://folksy.com/shops/bowerbirddesigns
Instagram: @bowerbirdjewellery_uk

Instagram:
@folksysouthwest

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalsouthwest

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – South England and Channel Islands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/south-west-england

Folksy Local Wales

Folksy Local Wales

Areas covered:
Wales

Team Leaders:
Sarah, Bird and Monkey – https://folksy.com/shops/Birdandmonkey
Instagram: @birdandmonkey

Sarah, Sister Sister – https://folksy.com/shops/SisterSisterGifts
Instagram: @sistersisterdesigns

We are looking for anther co-captain for this group. Please email community@folksy.co.uk if you are interested.

Instagram:
@folksywales

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FolksyLocalWales/

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalwales

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – Wales and the West Midlands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/wales

Folksy Local Wet Midlands

Folksy Local West Midlands

Areas covered:
West England and the West Midlands, including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Team Leaders:
Paula, HANDforthMADE – https://folksy.com/shops/HANDforthMADE
Instagram: @handforthmade

Sarah Myatt Glass – https://folksy.com/shops/SarahMyattGlass
Instagram: @sarahmyattglass

Harriet, Eightfourteen Silver – https://folksy.com/shops/EightfourteenSilver
Instagram @eightfourteensilver

Instagram:
@folksywestmidlands

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/folksywestmidlands/

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalwestmidlands

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – Wales and the West Midlands

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/west-midlands

Folksy Local Yorkshire and Humber

Folksy Local Yorkshire and Humber

Areas covered:
Yorkshire and the Humber, including East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Team Leaders:
Carrie, Rose and Hen – https://folksy.com/shops/RoseandHen
Instagram: @roseandhen

Nell, Hem: Handwoven – https://folksy.com/shops/HemHandwoven
Instagram: @hem_handwoven

Instagram:
@folksyyorkshireandhumber

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FolksyYorkshireandHumber

Join the Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folksylocalyorkshireandhumber

Apply for the Christmas Market:
Folksy Local Market – North England and Northern Ireland

Find sellers in your region:
https://folksy.com/local-shops/region/yorkshire-and-the-humber

Shop local on Folksy

Find sellers in your area on our Shop Local page
https://folksy.com/local-shops

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