Makers need support more than ever after a year beset by lockdowns. Those searching for craft gifts online can buy directly from them via with #artistsupportpledge, the Instagram hashtag set up by artist Matthew Burrows that has proved a vital lifeline this year. Every time an artist reaches £1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from others, in the spirit of mutual support.
We’ve picked seven makers who regularly sell work through the hashtag. Items go fast, however, so be aware that some of the pictures may no longer be available. You can contact the maker to see if they have similar work available or commission the craftsperson to create new works.