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Una McGovern - Lost Crafts (2nd Hand Softback)

£12.95
SKU B002236
Synopsis

Subtitled : Rediscovering Traditional Skills.

Navigating by the stars - thatching - charcoal burning - maze laying - making candles - making besom brooms - making cider - blacksmithing - haymaking - using herbal remedies, etc, etc.

Lost Crafts is an attractive and engaging introduction to a range of traditional and sustainable crafts, activities and pastimes.

Around 100 traditional pursuits are described and illustrated, from whittling to spinning, beekeeping to dry-stone walling, lace-making to trout guddling.

Whether seeking instruction or inspiration, interested in social history or simply curling up in an armchair and daydreaming, the reader will find Lost Crafts to be a fascinating treasury of pastimes from a bygone age.

As awareness grows of our environmental footprints, these sustainable pursuits are increasingly relevant to the modern world.

Details
  • Format : Standard, Glossy, Full Colour 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Education, Textbooks & How-To Books
  • Published : 2008 (This Edition 2009 - Chambers)
  • ISBN : 9780550104724
  • SKU : B002236
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £12.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"This charming book is an engaging introduction to a range of traditional crafts and activities. One hundred skills are described and illustrated, from trout-guddling to lacemaking, beekeeping to drystone walling. Whether wanting to learn a new craft, explore social history or reminisce about pastimes from a bygone age, readers of all ages will lose themselves in Lost Crafts. And with more of us choosing green and ethical lifestyles, there has never been a better time to rediscover these sustainable pursuits." - Goodreads Review.