The trailer for our Gilding the Gingerbread film, supported by The Goldsmiths’ Company and produced by Palio Films. DVDs of the full film are available from the HCA Shop and you can hear Ellie Berkhead speak about the project at Making is Good for You – The Heritage Crafts Association Conference 2019.
The Embroidered Computer by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak doesn’t look like what you might expect when you think of a computer. Instead, the work looks like an elegantly embroidered textile, complete with glass and magnetic beads and a meandering pattern of copper wire. The materials have conductive properties which are arranged in specific patterns to create electronic functions. Gold pieces on top of the magnetic beads flip depending on the program, switching sides as different signals are channeled through the embroidered work… Read more
See also Irene Posch’s knitted radio
Lovely little film about British sailmaker Chris Spencer Chapman from Salcombe, Devon, directed by his daughter Hazel.
Gold beating is listed on the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts as an extinct craft in the UK. Here’s how it was done in the 1950s.
A film about the history of the needle making industry made by the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, one of London’s ancient Livery companies (via Caroline Rousset-Johnson on Facebook).
Coates English Willow in Somerset have made the hot-air balloon baskets carrying Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in their latest film The Aeronauts.