«For in times to come, we will have to find a responsive and sensitive balance between the still-usuable skills and wisdom of the past and sustainable products and inventions of the 21st century.»

Lloyd Kahn, 1973, The Book of Shelter
Documentaries
Brick history under the stronghold

Brick history under the stronghold

Picking wild mushrooms with Christiaan&Ria

Picking wild mushrooms with Christiaan&Ria

Sawing your own puzzles

Sawing your own puzzles

Know-How / Show-How featured in Bulgarian documentaries

Know-How / Show-How featured in Bulgarian documentaries

‘The Wealth of the Poorest’ is a documentary film by the talented young Bulgarian journalist, Veselina Foteva, completed as a master degree graduation project in Media and Journalism at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Veselina was one of the participants in ‘Preserve To Pass On’, a workshop conducted by Khow-How...
Wood carving

Wood carving

Carving letters  in stone

Carving letters in stone

Recipe: elderflower syrup

Recipe: elderflower syrup

Smoking eel

Smoking eel

How to growing your own printing ink

How to growing your own printing ink

Preparation for the fine willow skeinwork

Preparation for the fine willow skeinwork

‘Braiding is watching with your fingers’, says Esmé Hofman one of the few professional basket weavers in Europe practicing the very fine type of basketry called willow skeinwork. The material for this work is obtained by cleaving a long willow rod in three or four with a special wooden cleave. The long strips of willow...
The goat is a goat

The goat is a goat

The yoga of knitting

The yoga of knitting

Recipe: elderflower juice

Recipe: elderflower juice

How to get goat milk from a mama goat?

How to get goat milk from a mama goat?

What sound does a goat make?

What sound does a goat make?

Know-How | Show-How stage - 11 May 2013 - Hornhuizen

Know-How | Show-How stage – 11 May 2013 – Hornhuizen

‪Recipe: mustard soup

‪Recipe: mustard soup

How can I contribute?

How can I contribute?

Great that you want to contribute to Know-How / Show-How! How does it work? We are looking for 5 minute clips about the person, the story and the knowledge that inspires you. Don’t worry, it’s easy to do! Just follow our special guidelines. Needed: 1. Person with practical knowledge on sustainable living (your grandfather, a neighbour,...
How do I make a movie?

How do I make a movie?

Before you start: - If you know the person, you can jump right in. - If you don’t, take some time to get to know them, make them feel relaxed and explain the process before you start filming. Technical tips: - Always check the battery of your phone or camera – bring an extra if...
Chisel sharpening

Chisel sharpening

A chisel should be sharp, says the woodturner Joost Kramer. Sharpening a chisel is possible only with something that is even harder. Therefore his grindstone is covered with diamond grit. If the last burr after polishing seems to be off, a ultimate test takes place to prove that the chisel is sharp. If he can...
Making a carvers mallet

Making a carvers mallet

Joost Kramer, wood turner, shows how he makes a carvers mallet, during that process he explains his views on the value of craft. According to him the function of the material and the object is like a link between man and the world around him. documented by Dima Stefanova
Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine

Eduard van Koolwijk is fotograaf, tuinarchitect en geneeskundige. In deze korte reportage vertelt hij over de genezende kracht van de planten en kruiden om ons heen. Gedocumenteerd door Ruud Bakker, Hanks Jonkhart en Linda van Roon
How to create space in cities for nature?

How to create space in cities for nature?

Ecoloog Harmen Venema laat zien in een korte wandeling door de wijk Rotsoord, hoe het natuur eigen gang vind als er ruimte en simpele conditie voor worden gemaakt. gedocumenteerd door Dima Stefanova
‪Recipe: dandelion salad

‪Recipe: dandelion salad

94 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression. source YouTube
Taking care of birds

Taking care of birds

Documented by Lisa Kläver, Sylvain Georget and Pihla Raevaara (students from designLAB)
Tool maker for plains

Tool maker for plains

documented by Sam Kennedy, Frank van‘t Woudt and Stijn van Kervel (students from designLAB)
Viticulturist

Viticulturist

gedocumented by Noëlle Ingeveldt and Lukas Wolzak (students from designLAB)
Floral arranging

Floral arranging

Jdocumented by Bob Vos en Mark Wiechmann (students from designLAB)
Making cloth from tree bark

Making cloth from tree bark

Tree bark fleece from Uganda is said to be the most ancient textile in the history of humanity. Until the end of the 19th century, the most precious bark clothes have exclusively been reserved for the monarchs of the nearly millenial kingdom of Buganda. In 2005, UNESCO declared the artisan production process of bark cloth...
Assembling wood without glue

Assembling wood without glue

A leaf of a bulrush plant is used as insulation against moisture it preventing the joints from leaking.
Sail making tools

Sail making tools

Replacing a battery

Replacing a battery

 
Mounting a plug

Mounting a plug

 
Making a haybox

Making a haybox

Haybox

Haybox

This is a story of an elderly man in Amsterdam who is still using a haybox for kepping his food warm. His wife had brought it into their mariage. The box is splendidly decorated and a good energy saver.
Bulgarian funeral traditions

Bulgarian funeral traditions

While talking about the rituals performed during the grief and preparation for burial of the dead, the women of the village Zahari Stoyanovo (located in the northeast Dobrudja, Bulgaria), reveal a range of knowledge and wisdom. Like after the burial procession leave, the last man left the house, stuck a nail in the threshold of...