Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skills
navigating by the stars - thatching
charcoal burning - maze laying - making candles
making besom brooms - making cider
blacksmithing - haymaking - using herbal remediesLost 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.
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Review: Lost CraftsUser Review - Tara - Goodreads
This is a subject that I have little practical interest in (I read it as research for my novel.) Nonetheless I found it quite riveting. I can understand why some people found it too general but it was ... Read full review
Review: Lost CraftsUser Review - SeaTreasure - Goodreads
The book is about the lost and dying crafts of the United Kingdom and it fascinating. From spinning wool, tatting lace to brewing beer, making and repairing wagon wheels, this book is full of ... Read full review