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some more nice films

Just wanted to share a few nice film shorts I have seen recently, they are all loosely about craft and manufacturing with passion but also they are good examples of the craft of filmaking. A pair of nutty chocolate makers, I love the idea of sailing the beans[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/13664547 w=400&h=225] Running shoes made in England, […]

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

This is one of my favourite Heritage sites. Located in the South Cumbria it is the last bobbin mill surviving with all it’s original machinery. I have visited several times and taken the tour, watching the turning machines peeling rough coppice roundwood down to round bobbins in second is a bit like watching a toilet […]

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fantastic old Swedish woodworking film

Clogmaking, spooncarving and chairmaking all with consumate skill and simple tools. I have known of this great film on Swedish TV channel for a long time and posted links before  but I just discovered how to embed it here. Hope you enjoy. I could watch it a hundred times. The spooncarver is superb, the clogmakers […]

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Dunhill craftsmanship films

Just wanted to share these gorgeous films. HCA have been working closely with leaders of the UK luxury sector, we share a common belief in the value of craftsmanship and that given good promotion it has a very bright future. first mens tailoring just got sexy document case, I think it is the sound of […]

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pottery in Stoke

I am no expert on pottery in Stoke but was just horrified to learn that Wedgwood has moved production to Jakata, Indonesia. Here is a short youtube of the Wedgwood factory “Made in England” 2007 and a longer one of a guy demonstrating throwing. Now listen to BBC Radio Stoke doing a 3 minute feature […]

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2 great new films, one short one long

“Crochet an activity made popular by grandmothers who usually make scarves and quilts, but Olek crochets…….everything” This TV clip is the sort of thing I normally just flag up on the Heritage Crafts Association facebook page but I enjoyed it so much I thought this one deserved a more permanent post on the blog. It’s […]

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letterpress film

A short film about a craft process filmed in the style of a pop video with nice lenses, blurred fades and rock and roll. Yeh baby! [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/17964076 w=400&h=225]Let’s Press from Strawberry Militia on Vimeo.

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great old videos

My friend Sean Hellman pointed me toward the Pathe news site which has some great old craft films from the 1930s to 50s. Not sure if these are visible in the US and there may be a short advert at the start but worth it. HOOP MAKING CLOGS RUSH INDUSTRY (issue title – MANORS AND […]

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