Cuppa Tote bag by Hello Dodo / Hedgehog earrings by Ginger Pickle / Custard Cream Brooch by Laura Lane / Waistcoat baby grow by This is Lullaby / Flying ducks by Prince Design UK / Best of British print by We Laugh Indoors / Union Jack Pillbox hat by Maynard Millinery
I think Folksy gets the raw end of the stick sometimes when comparing it to other sites of it's kind. I am going to confess that in the past I have not been a frequent visitor to (or even a fan of) the British handmade market place Folksy.com, always heading for Etsy or Not on the High Street as my 'go to' for all things designer/maker. I feel I and many others have been doing the site an injustice.
I have in the past felt that it was a bit 'village craft fair' or 'Homemade' as opposed to 'Handmade' (there is a difference). However I have been scouring the site lately for home grown UK talent and have been very pleasantly surprised!
I was always under the impression that the site was full of 'Folk' style crafts, but knowing that some of my favourite makers have recently opened shops on Folksy made me take a closer look. They are in very good company, there are some absolutely beautiful hand-crafted items available.
I have spoken about presentation before in my 'What Will it Take to Make Crafting Cool' post earlier this year and I still feel that poor photography lets a lot of Brits down when it comes to showing off their products on many of these sites. However I have discovered some really great new makers to add to my ever growing Wishlist.
Do you sell on Folksy or Etsy or NOTHS? I would love to know your thoughts on why you like where you sell, Why you chose that platform etc. Let me know in the comments below.