Meet The Maker: Moira Fuller-Creator of Craftiosity

1. What inspired you to get making?

Definitely my Mum! I learned a love of crafting from her from a young age. I was lucky to grow up knowing that satisfaction of being able to create something from materials and it’s never left me.

2. What are you looking forward to at The Handmade Fair? It’s such a lovely event! Everyone there has a shared love of creating, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, the food’s great - and it’s wonderful to catch up with a community of other makers in person.

3. What are you known for?

I created and run Craftiosity, the subscription box of modern craft kits, and we’re known for making it easy to try a wide variety of crafts, sharing inspiration and introducing you to fantastic designer makers who we often collaborate with on the projects.

4. Where do you get your ideas from?

I’m constantly looking for things that have that tug of ‘oooh that’s interesting!’. There’s a mix of thinking about a process we’d like to teach and working out a great project, to having a theme and working out the best process to develop it. It keeps the work interesting!

5. Tell us something most people don’t know about you?

I used to manage a venue before making the switch to starting my own business and now coach other folk on how to make a similar leap.

6. What have you been working on recently?

The run up to Christmas is always busy (I know, it’s still summer outside!) so I’m planning out the next batch of kits and thinking about what you’d love to be making when it’s frosty and you’re wrapped up in your favourite jumper.

7. What’s your best piece of advice to anyone who wants to start crafting/making?

Don’t overthink it, give it a go! Don’t worry about what it’ll look like, the more you make things with your hands - anything - the more it’ll become second nature. Just enjoy the process and give yourself permission to play.

8. Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list and why?

Good question! I’m fascinated by people who seemingly push out of their comfort zone and keep creating new and interesting work, whilst keeping a kindness and humanity at their core, so my ideal guests would be Barack and Michelle Obama, business coach Marie Forleo, authors Iain Banks and Terry Pratchett, Maya Angelou, and my husband (he’s there on merit of course, but if I didn’t invite him to a dinner with this line up, I’d never hear the end of it!)

Join Moira at Hampton Court each day in the in the Paper and Pens Skills Workshop from 4pm-5pm to make a Handbound Kraft Notebook.