VIDEO: Independent business gaining world-wide fans

AN INDEPENDENT business is gaining fans from all over the world thanks to this video which uncovers more about its owner and her creative work.

The film about The Button Tin in The Imperial Buildings in Rotherham town centre has also been entered into a new film festival dedicated to arts and crafts.

Textile and installation artist Gemma Nemer runs the creative hub and said she was overwhelmed by the response the video has had.

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Gemma said: “So far the film has had over 25,000 views via Facebook alone and is having a huge response nationally and internationally. 

“I am so happy people are seeing what beautiful spaces and projects Rotherham has to offer. 

“I have had messages from as far as Texas, United Arab Emirates, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, America, Argentina, Mexico and all over England, Ireland, Scotland, they love the project in our town Rotherham, which is being seen for the right reasons.” 

Gemma runs workshops from the Button Tin, hosts craft-themed parties and sells her handmade products.

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The buzz around her creative hub has been bosted after Gemma recently beame a mum and is currently on maternity leave.

Gemma said she will be slowly returning back to work at the end of summer and the Button Tin will reopen fully in September.

In the meantime, the film has been entered into the first ever Real To Reel: The Craft Film Festival which takes place in May in London.

The festival is the brainchild of The Crafts Council and Crafts magazine and will show an array of films that capture the wonder of craft.

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