Craft technology for the future

When we think of technology we usually think of high-tech and big-tech, like robots and automated factories. However, hand tools and craft processes are technologies too. In a lower energy future there will be more use of manual, craft technology – tools, techniques and skills. A number of heritage technologies will be revisited. Whilst these technologies will probably be done with a modern spin, they will nevertheless be done manually with simple machines, tools and natural materials something a bit like they used to be.

Here are some videos showing a few examples of crafts and heritage technologies that will need to be renewed.

Cobbler (Shoe maker)

Cooper (Barrel maker)

Basket maker

Rope making