crafts in Spain

Tonight I set off for Galicia, Spian where I will be staying with friends Anna Champeney and Lluis Grau.

I will be helping them with a seminar on internet marketing for craftspeople. In Spain aparantly few traditional craftspeople have websites though I just checked and internet access levels are not far behind the UK. One of the things I will be suggesting is the use of blogs as a cheap easy and flexible way for non techy people to put their work online. This post is actually just a way of showing them how easy it is, I shall be taking a couple of screenshots to show how it works. So if you would like to see some nice traditional Galician crafts why not post them a message of encouragement here, we will be accessing the site on Sunday.

In the meantime here is Anna with her natural dyed yarn.

And Lluis with his baskets, both are committed to keeping these important elements of Galician culture alive.

5 Responses to crafts in Spain

  1. Simon October 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Have a great time – wonderful part of the world. Next door to Galicia, the knife making in Taramundi in Asturias is interesting. Great museum of local knife work.

  2. woodturningblog October 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    It would be be great to see more Spanish crafts online! Go for it and Blog away Galicia…fantastic skeins by the way…wonderful colours…have a good seminarregards from the UK

  3. google October 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    absolutely – the more craftsman who can market on line the more customers will routinely start to look for high end craft products on line.

  4. Josh P. October 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Best of luck from the USA. Robin if they do set up site please provide links. My wife would love to have some hand dyed yarn from Spain.Regards,

  5. Richard LAw October 16, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    A little message to a corner of Spain from a corner of England, we all have something good – share it!