Lost Crafts

Lost Crafts : Rediscovering Traditional Skills

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This charming book is an engaging introduction to a range of traditional crafts and activities. Almost 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 144 x 188 x 22mm | 780.17g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b/w photographs
  • 0550104720
  • 9780550104724
  • 44,019

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 Shepherdsâ 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-blowingshow more

Review Text

Whether a friend harbours a creative hankering or is just fascinated§with a bygone era, this inspiring book will show them how§sustainability has always been with us.§Ben Peel, Waterstone's Science Museumshow more
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