From alternative art courses to bakery classes, it’s cool to be creative. So Airbnb’s collaboration with the Heritage Crafts Association to offer visits to the studio of a crafts person couldn’t have come at a better time.
According to research by the Heritage Crafts Association 37% of traditional crafts are in danger of dying out completely. They have announced that currently 17 crafts, including clog making, paper marbling and piano making, are on the list as ‘critically endangered,’ with a further 45, including Passementerie, endangered.
After successfully launching the Experiences facet to their platform, Airbnb has decided to host classes in these unique crafts on their site so that users have the opportunity to try them out and bring them back to life. I am delighted to offer visits to my studio as part of this scheme.
During the visit I’ll explain my craft to you while we look at the looms and examples of my work. We will also look at the antique samples books I saved from a skip. I will show you the tools and techniques involved in making tassels and you will end the visit by making your own unique key tassel in a colour of your choice. I will also offer a choice of tea/coffee and home made cake.
To find out more visit the Airbnb site.