Category Craft

A brief history of craft

Having been primary schooled in the tradition of Rudolph Steiner, my youth incorporated considerable craftwork.  As young students we were immersed in the world of watercolour paints, knitting, crochet, woodwork, leatherwork, soap stone carving, ceramics, even french knitting.  The foundations were laid much more firmly than I thought at the time, as I was recently […]

Upcycling: creative antidote to the economically depressed

Austerity.  That amorphous being, that post-2008 malaise.  Like a guest that’s come to live with you: irritating and intrusive.  And yet while you wish almost every day they would leave, you can’t quite remember what daily life was like before their arrival.  It’s a concept so deeply embedded in the national psyche now that we […]