Stories

6th Mar 2014

Exploring process and materiality at Britain's last oak-bark tannery

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Long abundant in oak trees, Britain historically had a thriving oak bark tanning industry with one, two or even three tanneries in almost every village working to cure the local hides. Read more...

3rd Feb 2014

The Good Shepherd

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The Good Shepherd is a knitwear brand founded in 2013 by RCA graduate Emily Watts, created with the intention of producing knitted fabrics imbued with a strong sense of British identity, rooted to culture, process and place. Read more...

21st Jan 2014

Maker Kevin Gauld of Orkney reveals his working process to House and Garden Magazine

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Last Autumn House and Garden travelled to the remote Orkney Islands, documenting the working practices of The New Craftsmen’s Orkney Chair Maker and collaborator Kevin Gauld. The result is this beautiful collection of images and a poignant article relaying the importance of revitalizing and sustaining Britain’s vernacular craft traditions. Read more...

10th Dec 2013

Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers

Blackened wooden sycamore bowl by Robin Wood, £70. Porridge, soups, salads and stews all look magnificent on the backdrop of this scorched wooden bowl, which has been flamed, brushed and oiled to produce a dark silky surface texture.

Explore our selection of Christmas Gifts for those with a passion for growing, cooking and eating… Read more...

4th Dec 2013

In Good Company! Celebrating our First Birthday with Green and Pleasant

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Today we’ve reached the milestone of our First Birthday, having launched on 4th December 2012 at 5 Carlos Place. What better way to celebrate than with whisky cocktails, and the craft-beer startup Green and Pleasant. Read more...

6th Feb 2014

The New Craftsmen: Our Next Steps

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If you enjoyed visiting our last pop-up shop in the uniquely-tiled Garage on Adams Row, or before that our 5-story town house on Carlos Place, you may well be wondering where we (and more importantly our makers) are turning up next.... Read more...

24th Jan 2014

Reading The Trees

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Last year The New Craftsmen commissioned a set of photographs to evoke a sense of provenance and story telling within our craft pieces. The first photo resulted in a very moving analysis by wood-turner Robin wood, who explained his response saying Read more...

17th Dec 2013

What's in... Ermantrude's Kit?

Ermantrude's Kit - a 100% wool neckerchief by Charlotte Linton, £95 from The New Craftsmen

... A bandana – something all seasoned travellers should carry, for protective use against the sun, wind, cold, to compliment a rosy cheek or to cover one's head when needed. A fishing hook and twine, and if that fails, Kendal mint cake for high-energy emergency sugar.... Read more...

9th Dec 2013

‘Charlie’, The Kid’s Rocker

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Oh to be young and to find “Charlie” – our contemporary kid’s rocker under your Christmas Tree this year. Newly launched, and designed exclusively for The New Craftsmen by award winning designer Fabien Capello, “ Charlie” is perfect for delighting children and style conscious adults alike with its eye-catching and fun design. Read more...

3rd Dec 2013

Q & A with bespoke knife maker Stuart Mitchell

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Stuart Mitchell is a rare breed of knife maker. Not only is he crafting bespoke, stainless steel knives of exceptional quality by hand, he is doing it in Portland Works, Sheffield, the very place where stainless steel cutlery was first manufactured after the alloy’s invention 100 years ago... Read more...

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