Una McGovern - Lost Crafts (2nd Hand Softback)
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.
- 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.
"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.