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The magazine CRAFTS, until 2012 published by Crafthub Sdn.Bhd for the Sarawak Craft Council, is going to be published on our web site as of Jan.2013!

CRAFTS features local artisans and craft agencies, particularly those involved in training and promotion. Unusual crafts specific to Borneo are of particular interest to readers overseas.

Our local readers in turn like to keep up to date with exhibitions and special events.

We also publish international features of interest to the hands-on craftsperson as well as the academic researcher.

In the five years of its existence, CRAFTS has gained much positive feedback from its far-flung readership. We do our best to keep readers informed of local developments, to let them know what’s new on the regional and international crafts scene, and to disseminate Sarawak crafts news to the world.

Please help to promote CRAFTS, and indeed crafts, in these ways:

  • Contribute articles and photos to CRAFTS. The editor welcomes any relevant materials, such as biographies of notable craftworkers, reports on a new crafts form, or the revival of an old one, tips and hints on marketing, changing consumer preferences and tastes…if it‘s relevant to crafts, we want to publish it in CRAFTS!
  • Inform us of any projects, events, conferences that you may be planning, for inclusion in our What‘s On column. Please send information well in advance.

Our contact –  The Editor, CRAFTS, Crafthub Publication

posted on: 20-Jan-2015

Mat-making and basketry are skills known to every Borneo society. The rainforest abounds in suitable raw materials: reeds, leaves, barks or rinds. These ever-renewable fibres were fashioned into mats and baskets for everyday use; until the early 20th century few longhouses had furniture other than maybe a storage chest inside their family rooms. Sitting, eating, […]

posted on: 20-Jan-2013

Annie Teo writes on this old trade, still practised in Kuching: KUCHING PHAK PE’ THIK – Hitting White Metal Is it the sound of clanging hammer against sheets of tin? Somehow, when I am at the Main Bazaar, I always turn into Bishopsgate Street or China Street. This is where commerce thrived in the 19th […]

posted on: 02-Jan-2013

Heidi Munan reports on a crafts event she recently attended: The Melbourne Bead Expo is one of the activities organized by the Bead Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. It was beads, beads and beads for three glittering days at Kingston City Hall, from the 9 – 11th November 2012. The Expo falls into three […]