Children with Kibbo Kift leader, John Hargrave, 1928.
Courtesy of Tim Turner
During World War I, a youth organisation called the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry was set up, prompting similar groups attracting thousands of members.
Perhaps the “art” label designates Assemble and the Granby project as outsiders, unique, creating something that can't be replicated.
Sandra in The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Why so many are utterly compelled by shows about extremely mundane, even retro exercises such as baking, sewing and throwing pottery.
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think.
Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.
Once a world leader in craft, now is a good time to look at Australia's dedication to the production of the handmade, and it's importance to a thriving economy.
Having returned recently from a 20 days study-tour plus indigo workshop in India, I have been pondering the social and economic value societies assign to craft. I ask, how is craft valued in Australia…