New and advancing technologies have now made the capabilities of craft endless leading to the possibilities of mass production, customisation and creating products to suit individuality and preference.

The process of this, involves designing through making which has redefined the meaning of craft. To some, craft is the act of using your hands to create a real product through various hands on activities. Whereas now a type of craft can be as simple as creating something through a simple few clicks on your screen.

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Customise your own Vans



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Create your own card – Canva



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Customise your charm bracelet – Pandora


Kate Bunnell’s article titled ‘Craft and Digital Technology’ discusses the issues of hands on craft making vs digital craft-forms. It begs the question that if you have created this item using something that is available to the masses then is it really authentic or an original craft?

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