Somehow, through Twitter I’ve found craftsville, a cute little blog. I wanted to know more about the background story and I sent my questions to lovely Michelle, one of the authors. Here’s how the story goes. Enjoy and don’t forget to visit craftsville.co.uk!
Helen and Michelle met last year. Michelle had been developing the idea of craftsville for quite some time and as soon as she saw Helen’s illustration work. Michelle knew Helen was just who she needs to collaborate with to make craftsville look beautiful! Craftsville runs from their kitchen tables, where they meet to discuss what they want to include on the site over coffee and cake!
A little bit more about Michelle
I am deeply in love with the following things: americana, burlesque, craft, drawing and embroidery and the fifties. In addition to running craftsville I also make things, run workshops, write for a magazine called Sew Hip! and am the director of Dr Sketchy Leeds. I also love to bake and go to swing jive classes! I will shortly be getting a pug and he will be called Walter.
Hi there my name is Helen, creator of all things memo. I’m an illustrator, part time screen print tutor and maker of handmade items. I graduated from Norwich School of Art & Design in 2007 with a first class BA (hons) degree in visual studies. I’m a big fan of typewriters, stationery, good cakes and dogs with hats on and loves writing and receiving letters.
How did they come up with the name craftsville?
As I have mentioned I am a big lover of americana and tagging the suffix ‘ville’ onto things always conjures up that retro american feel that I love so much! Also I loved the idea of it being like an imaginery little town that people can come and visit. We hope that everyone will love it and want to stay!
What they are writing on craftsville?
We will be interviewing lots of wonderfull creative people and taking a sneaky peek into people’s studios. There will be tutorials, reviews, giveaways and event listings. We will also be sharing all our good finds from the amazing work being done by independent artists, designers and makers because we think the world needs to see them!
For the time being we will just be concentrating on making craftsville wonderful and making sure there is always lots of interesting stuff to read on the site. We do have lots of ideas for the future swimming around in our heads though so once that is done we will obviously don our twirly moustaches and plot world domination!
Thank you girls and good luck with your project!
May 09 by Danijel