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Book of Forgotten Crafts

Book of Forgotten Crafts [Kindle Edition]

David , Charles
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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"Over the last years the interest in traditional trades and crafts grew constantly. People are looking for sustainability and a more rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle.
The Book of Forgotten Crafts matches those interests and reveals the fascinating history of British craftsmanship in a series of interviews with leading crafters at work in Britain today.

About the Author

Tom Quinn is a writer, editor and a social historian. He is the author of Mastercrafts, as well as the bestselling Tales of the Old Railwaymen. Sian Ellis is a writer and has been an editor of Heritage magazine for eight years. Paul Felix is a rural photographer whose photographs can be seen in newspapers, magazines and calendars around the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10363 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (1 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072MXMZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #548,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten crafts? - not necessarily! 13 July 2011
Do you want to know how to make a bee skep, or find someone who knows about stone carving? This book contains a series of articles and interviews with current practitioners in a host of traditional or ancient skilled crafts, some of which have been rediscovered, such as flint-knapping, some of which are rare but becoming more popular, such as handweaving or working with willow, and some of which, like the gunsmith, have been around for a long time but, because they are so specialist or need such specific skills, not much is heard about them. I was impressed at the broad spectrum of crafts and skills illustrated. Apart from finding out about the personalities and why they became interested in making and designing for their individual crafts, a brief description of the methods used and ways of acquiring the skills is included. The book is well illustrated with photographs of the practitioners and their handiwork. It will interest anyone who is looking for an interest and those who are looking for contacts with skilled practitioners in almost any traditional skill you care to think of, who can pass on their skills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book of forgotten crafts 3 Sep 2011
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excellant book purchased for my father because the company he use to work for are in there and there is a picture of my brother. But the rest of the book is very interesting, it has been passed around the family and comes highly recommended with all these excellant crafts that do get forgotten about. excellant price for a hardback book with colour illustrated pictures, you will not be disappointed if you buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 9 Jan 2012
This is an excellent book - I am a hand craft worker myself, using non modern techniques and am enjoying reading this book. I would happily recommend it. Obviously it can't cover every craft in minute detail - and you wouldn't want it to - but it gives a great over view.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice coffee table book 4 Mar 2014
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It does show you all the crafts that are disappearing from this country. and reminds us of how fantastic our ancestors were before the digital age, when time , and care was needed.
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