We just returned from the Tracks4Crafts annual meeting in Amsterdam! The Horizon Europe funded project aims to examine and transform the transmission of traditional crafts knowledge. What can we do to preserve craftspeople and their knowledge for future generations?

In Amsterdam, we met with project partners and visited pilot sites WAAG and MX3D metal printing. WAAG’s project is called “Hacking the Machine” - their team is developing an open-source hacking protocol for CNC machines that craftspeople can use to print and stain traditional inks onto textiles. Very interesting - visit for more info. MX3D prints large-scale 3D metal objects. What they can do with their robots is VERY impressive! 

Other pilots are Artex Artigianato, On'lfait in Geneva, Semne Cusute, the Art of Silk Museum in Soufli and Bokrijk; project leaders and researchers come from the University of Antwerp, Paris Sorbonne, Latvian Academy of Culture and World Crafts Council Europe. #textilmidstod #icelandictextilecenter #europehorizon #craftinnovation #heritage