FolcloreCrafts

Handcrafting the Portuguese soul- kits & craft supplies

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Announcement    From Portugal we bring eco-friendly unique craft supplies and kits that teach craft skills inspired by Portuguese culture.

Folclore crafts celebrates the natural richness of our materials and the ingenuity of Portuguese people’s know-how. We are inspired by the intensity, vibrancy and patterns of our traditional costumes, chintz fabrics or tiles but also by the rustiness and sobriety of our raw materials, cork and wool.
We learn from unique techniques like the manufacturing process of ‘burel’ (a boiled wool fabric), the know how of handcrafting cork or the exquisite skills of the embroiderers.
Handcrafting the Portuguese soul is our drive and we make it real supplying unique craft supplies, inspiring DIY projects and teaching traditional techniques.
Our range of craft supplies includes cork materials, wool fabrics and yarns, embroidery supplies, vintage ribbons, national fabrics, cotton and linen yarns, craft twines, and eco-friendly papers.
Don’t forget... Portugal is the place for diversity, tradition and quality in craft supplies...

www.folclorecrafts.pt

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2020

From Portugal we bring eco-friendly unique craft supplies and kits that teach craft skills inspired by Portuguese culture.

Folclore crafts celebrates the natural richness of our materials and the ingenuity of Portuguese people’s know-how. We are inspired by the intensity, vibrancy and patterns of our traditional costumes, chintz fabrics or tiles but also by the rustiness and sobriety of our raw materials, cork and wool.
We learn from unique techniques like the manufacturing process of ‘burel’ (a boiled wool fabric), the know how of handcrafting cork or the exquisite skills of the embroiderers.
Handcrafting the Portuguese soul is our drive and we make it real supplying unique craft supplies, inspiring DIY projects and teaching traditional techniques.
Our range of craft supplies includes cork materials, wool fabrics and yarns, embroidery supplies, vintage ribbons, national fabrics, cotton and linen yarns, craft twines, and eco-friendly papers.
Don’t forget... Portugal is the place for diversity, tradition and quality in craft supplies...

www.folclorecrafts.pt

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About FolcloreCrafts

Sales 6,329
On Etsy since 2009

Handcrafting the Portuguese soul...

I was a teacher of "grown up" students for 15 years… Instead of needles and embroidery hoops I’ve used formulas and graphics which seemed tough to learn. Soon enough I’ve learned that the fear for what is difficult is a fearless enemy to those who are keen on learning and that the fear is overcome with our mind and heart… With needles as with complex formulas. To challenge the fright of learning what seems hard I pledged myself that the needle doesn’t prick, strongly believing that we can teach ourselves to face the fear, even if it is with needlework….

With the needles and following our traditional embroidery I’ve found out much about Portugal which moved me in every product I’ve shaped.

Discovering Portuguese crafts I came across traditional products that surprised me and encouraged me to reinvent applications for its use.

Soon I met cork and although I cannot say it is mutual, I have a big crush on cork… Then burel came into my life, too... And I continued searching for inspiring Portuguese traditional craft materials.

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  • Gabi

    Owner

    Years ago I moved from college teaching to yarns and needles. Researching about Portuguese traditional embroidery, I discovered unique materials that inspired me to show our country as an example of diversity, tradition and quality in craft supplies.

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