Monday, 19 April 2010

English Designers / Makers Part 1

After sucessful posts for St. Davids Day and St. Patricks Day in March featuring Welsh & Irish designers/makers respectivly, I have decided to write about English designers/makers for St. Georges Day.  Yet this seemed like a mammoth task and as I already have my Fabric Friday planned, which falls on St. Georges Day, I have chosen to to dedicate the next four days to featuring English designers/makers. 

Firstly I considered splitting the country into North, South, East & West to cover the four days or choosing a particular medium to highlight each day, eg. jewellery making, sewing, photography and knitting, but this would not have covered all the areas in four days!  So I think I have solved the problem by choosing to feature English designer/makers on Folksy, Etsy, Misi & Dwanda.

So we'll start at the beginning of the list!  Folksy is a great website to sell your handcrafted items or craft supplies.  However you have to be in the UK to sell on the site, but like Etsy buyers are worldwide. One of the things I love about Folksy is the community spirit in the forums, designers supporting designers all over the UK.  With low cost fees and a growing community Folksy is set to be a strong competitor in the UK handmade marketplace over the coming months and well worth a visit, even if you only need a birthday card!

(I'm off now to check with Tim which Suffolk beach this is as it looks very familiar!!)

English Roses, teapots, union jacks, bunting, red telephone boxes and beach huts....quintessentially English! The little birds reminded me of my late grandparents garden.


skullandcrossbuns said...

A lovely British selection :-D Thanks so much for featuring my Union Jack stamp!

Amy said...

thank you so much for including me in this wonderful selection on your brilliant blog! Amy x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including my teacosy in your selection!

Kalicat said...

a very nice and summery collection of creations :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely feature!!

littlebirdydesigns said...

thanks so much for featuring me, what a lovely blog!

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