Here at Oh Comely, handmade is a mantra. From felted slippers to bold jewellery, the Folksy takeover in issue 31 means that summer gifting is in for a treat! Here's our guide to presents from Folksy.
For the newlyweds:
The sunshine is here and with it brings a whole host of bouquet throwing and confetti sprinkling. Opt out of the present list and go for a counter to mass produced goods. Jennifer Campbell Kirk of Folksy shop, Vintage and Floral designs stunning quilts and cushions using traditional techniques to give her contemporary designs a quality and specialness perfect for cuddling up with.
For the free-spirited
Every year we flock to the seaside enticed by shell necklaces and sticks of rock for our besties, but Emily Johnston has beach cool readymade for us in her affordable and unique handmade dichroic glass jewellery and ornaments. Crafted in Newquay, Emily’s work is inspired by the coast around her, plus she adds a little extra sparkle, making her jewellery an excellent choice for all aspiring mermaids.
For the comfort-lovers:
Just because the sun is out, it doesn’t mean we should be neglecting home comforts, and after a day in sandals there's nothing better than slipping your feet into something soft. Amanda at Joe’s Toes used to design for big shoe brands, now she works for one of the smallest - herself. Made from thick woollen felt, Joe’s Toes slippers are a special treat for flip flop-worn feet.
Buying presents and holiday souvenirs can be tiring work, so make sure you treat yourself this summer too. Handmade in her Somerset studio, Eleanor Christine’s bold and sculpture jewellery inspired by the stone cuts and styles of pre-1800 designs have our hands adorned with colour. She works to commission so you can order yourself something extra special. If you’re near Somerset keep your eyes peeled as she runs workshops too!