Articles, blogs & news items on the importance of traditional crafts & tool use.
Arranged in chronological order, most recent at the top
10 Forest School Tools Activities
‘Tool play is so important for children, and develops many key skills and abilities. Using tools in forest school allows children to experience danger in the form of risky equipment. It helps them to manage risk, and become completely involved in the activity that they are doing…’
Early Impact, 2019
Carpenters’ greatest hits: the craft of young woodworkers
“The next generation of craftsmen are putting traditional skills to new uses … Meet some of the carpenters and carvers who are changing the way we think about wood.”
The Guardian, 18 February 2018
How you can protect the future of craft
Explaining The Crafts Council’s manifesto: Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making, which sets out why craft and making is vital to our society, culture and economy, why craft education matters and why it is crucial that we secure it.
Folksy, 17 April 2015