For a while now I have been thinking that it would be great if I could add a Traditional Crafts Map to this blog. Somewhere I could pin all crafts from all the different places that I visit. I have also been thinking it would be great to find a way for other people to interact with the site more.
Whilst I am having a great time on my virtual journey, it’s going to me a very long time to meander my way around the British Isles, hunting down all the different regional traditional crafts. If other people could add their own local crafts to a map as well it would be fantastic and I am sure that some obscure regional crafts will be uncovered.
Now such a map is way beyond me in computer terms, so it’s lucky that I have found some clever people who have done it already. Historypin is a place where people can pin images, video and audio on a map. Anyone can upload images and so a huge historical database is being created.
I have created a Potter Wright and Webb channel with a traditional crafts map of the British Isles where I shall be pinning all the regional crafts. If you have images of regional crafts, please go ahead and get pinning too. Go to Historypin and create a channel and then pin away. Images from different channels can be gathered together into a collection. So let me know and I will add them to the Potter Wright and Webb Regional Crafts Collection. Any images of craft objects associated with a particular region welcome.
Please visit – A Traditional Crafts Map of the British Isles.