Heritage Crafts Association is 5 years old

Back in December 2008 I first blogged about the need for a traditional crafts¬†organisation. The Government funded Crafts Council has a limited remit for the “innovative contemporary” crafts leaving all of those of us making traditional functional work with no support or promotion at all. So it was that six¬†years ago we had the first […]

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Grinding an axe the Sheffield way

This is Brian Alcock grinding one of my carving axes as they always used to do it in Sheffield. Brian is the last full time self employed grinder in Sheffield, the city that was once the tool capital of the world. 50 years of experience a great eye and a huge wheel running with water […]

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Spoon carving tools giveaway competition

COMPETITION CLOSED and the winner is……..Richard EadonSubmitted on 2015/02/13 at 7:15 pm an email on it’s way. Thanks everyone else for playing along.   Would you like a gorgeous set of woodcarving tools for free? Well here is your chance. My spoon carving tools starter kit proved incredibly popular in the run up to Christmas. […]

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