I’ll be honest – i’m very new to Folksy and Etsy, despite being a fan of crafty stuff. I much prefer Folksy though as it seems be more genuinely supportive of British craft and designers. I find Etsy (on admittedly the few browses i’ve had) a bit too much like Ebay ie: anyone selling stuff can call it ‘vintage’ but perhaps i’ve just been reading too much about rogue Etsy sellers on regretsy
So, one discovery has been the handmade papercut prints By Charlie’s Hand which are quite beautiful. I particularly like the following designs:
You can also read an interview with the owner/designer/maker Ms Charlie Trimm on the Folksy magazine here. It’s no surprise she’s a fan of Robert Ryan who’s craft is also paper-cutting/screen printing but whose designs are much more intricate and detailed. I really like By Charlie’s Hand though and can easily see any of her pieces in my home.