The Craft Journal features stories from artisans in our network, observations about craft culture and updates about our project journey.


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The 2020 edition of the Biennale of Western Balkans seeks to uplift intangible heritage and empower communities of practice, by documenting cultural knowledge in open, ethical and participatory ways. The Craft Atlas founder Cecilia Palmér is a participant researcher of the current Biennale of Western Balkans programme Art Pluriverse, working together with Progressive Union of Xanthi […]

We are happy to introduce our project die Vorstricker* a cooperation between The Craft Atlas and fashion designer Teresa Mair. Die Vorstricker* examines traditional knitting techniques and patterns from the Alps. We research and document traditional knitting techniques and patterns from the regions of Tyrol, Vorarlberg, South Tyrol and Bavaria.

The beginning of this project came when the two founders – Cecilia Palmér and Anja-Lisa Hirscher – reflected after a long upcycling workshop-day at a maker fair in Helsinki and discussed their shared experiences and visions for a more fair and sustainable way to design, produce and consume fashion.