Crafts is the world's leading magazine devoted to making.
Published six times a year by the Crafts Council UK, Crafts offers the latest news, reviews and opinion, alongside a selection of in-depth features, challenging essays and critical debate from the best writers in the business. Crafts champions high-quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally, as well as its impact on social, economic and cultural life.
The complete digital archive includes every issue of Crafts since 1973, providing readers with an unparalleled history of making; an essential resource for students, academics, researchers or anyone with an interest in craft.
Remembering through making
Crafts magazine′s November/December issue explores the role of making and materials in acts of recollection. We look at how the world’s biggest community craft project – the AIDS Memorial Quilt – offers a model for commemorating love and loss today, consider how artists are using craft and materials to rethink the role of public monuments and meet material alchemist Marcin Rusak who freezes nature and memories in time within his seductive furniture designs.
Elsewhere, we examine the rise of repair culture in the fashion world and how mending can add many layers of meaning to what we wear. Researcher Cathy Treadaway looks at how textiles can trigger recollections in people suffering from dementia, and artist and restorer Bouke de Vries talks about creating new stories out of ceramic fragments from the past. Plus, we bring you an ethical guide to Christmas gifting and ask makers to reveal their wish lists.