Meet the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015 finalists

Introducing the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015 finalists. Come and meet them…

From chameleons and stitchable faces to craft communities and seaside workshops, this year’s list of Mollie Makes Handmade Awards finalists is teeming with gifted creatives. In just two weeks they’ll present their work to these lovely judges at The Proud Archivist in London on Thursday 11 June 2015. Here’s a look at who made the shortlist.

Start Up Award

For small handmade businesses that have been trading for less than two years. Prize: A stand at one of Crafty Fox’s Markets in London, and a Business Starter Package to advertise in Mollie Makes. PLUS an Enterprise Nation StartUp Kit and ticket to a StartUp Saturday session in London.

Established Business Award

For small handmade businesses that have been trading for two years or more. Prize: One annual membership to The Design Trust’s Business Club Share worth £225, and a Business Brainstorm lunch in London or via Skype chat with Lisa Levis. PLUS a stand at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace from September 18-20 2015 worth £620, so you can sell your products to thousands of craft enthusiasts.

Collaboration Award

Submit any project where you’ve teamed up with another business, establishment or individual to create something brand new. Prize: Your choice of mentoring, coaching, website analysis or photography tuition from the Blogtacular team, location to be agreed, or via a Skype chat. PLUS a feature in Mollie Makes.

Creative Idea Award

An award to recognise an exceptionally creative idea or innovation in the handmade community. Prize: A private session with the Pinterest team in London where they’ll give you creative guidance on strategy and analytics. PLUS a feature in Mollie Makes.

Youth Award

For creative entrepreneurs aged 18 to 25 who haven’t yet established a business. Prize: Mentoring from Lisa Comfort at Sew Over It, London or via a Skype chat, and a day of learning at the Etsy UK office in London. PLUS a super-exclusive gift box of Instagram swag – worth £200!

The awards will culminate on 11th June 2015 at the Proud Archivist in London where the judges will pick a winner from the shortlist in each category. Keep tabs on the winners and judges by following #HandmadeAwards on Twitter and Instagram.

Picking a handful of makers out of so many talented and passionate people really was tough – the standard was so high this year! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for entering the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards and for stuffing our Pinterest feed full with your handmade creations. Do take a look at all the entries and leave a lovely comment on your favourites.

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards sponsored by Brother 2015