The Book of Forgotten Crafts
Keeping the Traditions Alive
David & Charles | ISBN 9780715338315
Hardback – 256 pages
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This title reveals the fascinating history of British craftsmanship in a series of interviews with leading crafters at work in Britain today. Many crafts survive in the hands of just a few individuals whose rare skills date back as far as 1,000 years. They are part of our history, part of a past of craftsmanship, skill and attention to detail that most of us probably thought had vanished forever. It features such people as the trug maker, cricket bat maker, thatcher, hurdle maker and a rope maker. It also includes the mentors from the Mastercrafts series. The Book of Forgotten Crafts records and celebrates the best of these ancient crafts, before they disappear and, more importantly, to record the lives of the crafters themselves.