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Monday, 28 March 2011

MY EDIT: A handmade Mother's Day with gifts from Folksy...

Folksy is a great website, putting small scale designer-makers and craftspeople in touch with a wider market. The range of products, styles and prices is incredibly diverse, meaning there's something for everyone but also that you have to really trawl to find what's right for you. One piece of well-intentioned advice for Folksy: you really need to find a way of helping people to refine their searches, look at more items per page etc. because few visitors have the inclination to browse 139 pages of cushions. Fortunately I did. Here's my edit from just a few of the homeware categories. Trends include green, yellow, cream, neutrals, botanicals, geometrics, wood, rustic ceramics, fur (faux), knits, rope and weave.


All pictures courtesy of Folksy

Captions from top row (left to right) to bottom row. I've left the item descriptions as each seller wrote them so you can use them to search on Folksy or (hopefully) just click on caption for a weblink...
1 Gold Plate, £12 
3 Oak Burr Bowl, £39.95 
5 Lobster Pot, £14.95
18 Aran Afghan star shaped, £32