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Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skills
Around 100 traditional pursuits are described and illustrated, from whittling to spinning, beekeeping to dry-stone walling, lace-making to trout guddling, the reader will find a fascinating treasury of pastimes from a bygone age.


 
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ISBN: 9780550104724

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• navigating by the stars • thatching • charcoal burning • maze laying • making candles • making besom brooms • making cider • blacksmithing • haymaking • using herbal remedies 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. And, as awareness grows of our environmental footprints, these sustainable pursuits are increasingly relevant to the modern world.

• Almost 100 traditional crafts, activities and pastimes, for browsing, daydreaming, inspiration or action • Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout • A perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a few moments'escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life • A hardback bestseller in 2008 • Cover design by Rob Ryan

Table of Contents: Farming Dry-stone Walling Stone Fencing Making Wattle Hurdles Coppicing Hedge Laying Tree Felling Milking a Cow Shearing a Sheep Beekeeping Harvesting Haymaking Milling Hunting and Gathering Tracking Animals Making a Bow and Arrows Flint Knapping Making a Fire Without Matches Catching Eels Trout Guddling or Trout Tickling Fishing with Creels Making Fishing Nets Making Fishing-rods Making Coracles Building Wooden Boats Skinning a Rabbit Plucking a Fowl Foraging for Wild Food Food and Drink Brewing Beer Making Cider Using Elderflowers Making Lemonade Making Butter Making Cheese Making Jam and Marmalade Candying Peel Making Traditional Sweets Pickling Smoking Preparing Hare, Pigeon and Rabbit the Mrs Beeton Way Home and Garden Making Soap Making Oil Lamps Making Rushlights Making Candles Chimney Sweeping Making Besom Brooms Patchwork and Quilting Making Rag-Rugs Spinning Weaving Making Clogs Kitchen Gardening Using Herbal Remedies Creating Topiary Maze Laying Practical Crafts Stonemasonry Building with Wattle and Daub Cob Walling Pargeting Thatching Tiling Making Weather Vanes and Weathercocks Making Rope Tanning Working with Leather Saddlery Blacksmithing and Farriery Wheelwrighting Coopering Green Woodworking and Woodturning Making Chairs Making Walking Sticks and Shepherds’ Crooks Making Sussex Trugs Making Baskets Charcoal Burning Making Clay and Briar Pipes Making Bobbins Making Paper Making Quill Pens Tying Knots Navigating by the Stars Decorative Crafts Making Corn Dollies and Harvest Knots Making Bobbin Lace Tatting Smocking Sewing Samplers Making Pomanders and Pot Pourri Making Tussie-mussies Carving Welsh Love Spoons Whittling Working Scrimshaw Bone, Antler and Horn Working Making Whistles Canal Boat Painting Making Stained Glass Glass-blowing

About the Author(s): Una McGovern is a freelance editor and writer, with books on a wide range of subjects to her name. She spent many years making regular forays from Edinburgh to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, before a return to rural Devon brought with it the opportunity to develop an organic kitchen garden, complete with traditional breed chickens. She now lives with her partner in a small Dartmoor town.

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  • Hardcover

  • 384 pages
  • colour and b/w photographs
  • English text
  • Size 5.75" x 7.5" - (14cm x 29cm)



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