Posts tagged handcraft
Nest & Rebecca van Bergen

Having grown up with a great-grandmother and grandmother who were quilters and sewers, Rebecca was drawn to craftsmanship as a means of self-expression and opportunity. Following her passion to turn craft, she quickly realized that the second largest employer of women globally was handcraft. Rebecca founded Nest at age 24, to correct the gender and income imbalance in our world.

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Murano - Venetian Handcrafting

Glass blowing artisans may use modernized tools today, but the essence of working with glass remains an ancient art. The technique can be traced back to 3500 BC in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). Throughout history, the basic knowledge and techniques of glass blowing have been highly coveted, and at times, held sacred by only a select few.

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