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Crafts Links

We have pulled together a list of organisations and online resources related to crafts. We hope you find this a useful resource.
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National Crafts organisations

Association for Contemporary Jewellery
The Association of Contemporary Jewellery promotes the understanding of contemporary jewellery. Through events, workshops exhibitions, quarterly magazine and support for jewellers to aims to expand the crafts infrastructure.

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The AGWSD is a registered charity that aims to bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Contemporary Applied Arts
Contemporary Applied Arts has a long and rich history as a membership body for craftspeople and advocate for the applied arts. Their mission is to promote the study, appreciation and understanding of the fine crafts in Britain.

Contemporary Glass Society
The Contemporary Glass Society aims to encourage excellence in glass as a creative medium and develop a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary glass worldwide. It also plays a lead role in the development of the infrastructure of support agencies for contemporary crafts makers.

The Crafts Council
The Crafts Council promotes the contemporary crafts in UK and provides services to craftspeople and the public. It also runs well-established programmes of professional development for craftspeople, focusing on mid-career opportunities.

Crafts Magazine
Part of The Crafts Council, Crafts Magazine has been propelling the careers of international makers and continually inspiring new generations of collectors, artists and craft enthusiasts.

Craft Study Centre
The Crafts Study Centre is a specialist university museum open to the public as well as a research centre and home to internationally renowned collections of modern British craft.

Heritage Crafts Association
The Heritage Crafts Association is the UK advocacy and support organisation for traditional heritage crafts.

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
QEST is a charity dedicated to supporting excellence in British Craftsmanship. QEST offer Scholarships, Apprenticeships and other programmes to help crafts people in their careers.

Society of Designer Craftsmen
The largest and oldest multi-craft society in the UK who help promote and support the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who innovate through their exploration of materials and skills. is a free online resource with two simple goals: To inspire you to push the boundaries of textile techniques and materials to ultimately bring your artistic vision to reality. And to encourage you to develop your creative confidence!

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