Crafting is one thing I really love to do and, as I said in my last post, I really love to discover other people’s crafts too, whether they create as their hobby or for their livelihood. Over on Instagram there are so many wonderful craft accounts. Browsing them is an utter pleasure and I marvel at the skill the makers possess. The attention to detail, the colours, the imagination and creativity that go into those crafts and creations is incredible.
Today I have decided to share my five favourite craft business accounts on Instagram. Some I have been following from the get go, others since recently. Each has their own style and I urge you to look them up to see the beautiful crafts they create. I want to add that I have not been asked to post about these accounts. I am simply sharing them because I love their work and admire their skill.
Kasia at BeorKNOTtobe
I started following Kasia years ago when I used to read her blog, The Crafty Mummy, and she took part in my annual Advent Craft Swap. Always a whizz at all manner of textile and yarn crafts, Kasia has begun making and selling knotted statement necklaces. Big and bold, each is beautiful and unique and they make a stunning addition to an outfit.
Laura at Dunn Illustrations
Laura Dunn creates delicate watercolour prints which are simply beautiful. From coast-inspired blues and whites to prints of the cutest little terracotts pots of succlents, commissions of family pets to sets of greeting cards, Laura has produced a range that would suit any interior. I regularly browse her grid and can never decide which picture I like best.
Catherine of Nine Arrow
A very good friend of mine recommended Nine Arrow to me on Instagram a few months ago and I fell in love with Catherine’s creations there. Go have a look at these on a computer screen to really appreciate them. They are mind-blowingly good drawings of all manner of things with the Irish (Gaelic) word below. I am still deciding which to buy. Ideally I would love one of each. I think I will have to choose a theme – drinks or animals or friendship – and treat myself to a little gallery of her gorgoeus prints.
Textile Artist Karen Pleass
Having created some textile art for my Leaving Cert exam in art, this is a craft where I can really appreciate the level of skill and concentration that goes into it. When I spotted Karen Pleass’ photos of her stunning work on Instagram, I was hooked. She creates vibrant pictures full of colour and character. Using various threads, even the tinitest scraps of fabric as well as beads and a lot of imagination, Karen sews fantastic pieces of art.
Maura of The Messy Brunette
Another maker I came across through my Advent Craft Swap, Maura is a very talented lady. Her main craft is embroidery. Whether it is on a hoop, on canvas or mini hoop pendants, she makes magical pieces. Often customised or with unexpected text, her creations are intricate, colourful, unique and handmade.