Endangered Crafts in the UK

Did you know that the Hertitage Crafts Association in the UK publishes an endangered crafts list every year?

The mission of the HCA is simply and wonderfully, "To support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage."

The HCA published it's first Red List of Endangered Crafts in 2017. Similar to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist, the HCA uses four catagories to rate the threat to a hertitage craft, extinct, critically endangerd, endangered and viable.

One of the new entries for 2019 on the critically endngered list is spinning wheel making. These are small batch makers, making wheels one at a time. In the UK like the US, there are not many people who want to apprentice to wheel makers.