Many of these handicrafts are popular with people such as watchmaking and walking sticks.
Many of these handicrafts are popular with people such as watchmaking and walking sticks. Image: davidgsteadman Flickr CC0

From fishing rods to fans: the fight is on to save British crafting skills

The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for a renewed effort for conservation of British handicrafts. This campaign is prompted by an interest in sustainability.

The organisation recognises that acquiring handicraft skills such as spinning wheels, clay pipe making can help us in achieving a sustainable lifestyle. Craftspeople are invited to submit a proposal to help secure the survival of either an endangered or a critically endangered craft on its official list.

To find out more about the campaign, log on to The Guardian.