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Alastair Simms cooper in the press again

January 2009 saw a bunch of press articles about “the last master cooper”I put links to some on them in my blog post here.   There was clearly something about a craft which everyone had heard about being potentially endangered that struck a raw nerve and warranted a lot of news coverage, all good news for […]

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how to make a Sheffield pocketknife in 50 pictures

 Last week I posted about visiting a traditional Sheffield pocketknife maker with Jon Henley from the Guardian. Now you can see Jon’s slide show here. Appologies for wrong link posted yesterday. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/audioslideshow/2010/jan/26/sheffield-pocket-knife-trevor-ablett  If you like it why not post a comment here or sign up to the guardian site and post a comment below the […]

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Savile Row Tailoring, part of England’s Heritage?

I just wanted to share with my blog readers a rather wonderful blog by a Savile Row Tailor Thomas Mahon. “The English Cut” This was an early blog post from March 2005 “I do think the institution that has clothed most of the world’s most influential people for the best part of two hundred years […]

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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 […]

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