Lost crafts by Una McGovern

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Lost crafts by Una McGovern

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:10 pm

The title and brief description of it's contents got me curious enough to order it.
And I'm not disappointed.
How do I build a drywall,skin a rabbit or make a lobsterpot?
Is all in there, and a lot more.
But it's not so much of a ''how to...'' book.
There are plenty of detailed projects to get you going with the basics of,say, soap making or hedgelaying.
The book also gives you a bit of insight in the lives of those craftsmen of days gone by.

Inspirational,and a fun read.
Never knew what a rushlight was... :lol:
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

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Re: Lost crafts by Una McGovern

Post: #224306 battybird
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:59 pm

Your post made me go and check the bookshelf for our copy of Forgotten Arts by John Seymour...now dinner is late as I got a bit caught up!
The cockerel makes the noise, the hen produces the goods!! anon

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Re: Lost crafts by Una McGovern

Post: #224348 frozenthunderbolt
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:31 am

battybird wrote:Forgotten Arts by John Seymour!

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Jeremy Daniel Meadows. (Jed).

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Re: Lost crafts by Una McGovern

Post: #224349 southeast-isher
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:43 am

Both brilliant books :-)

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Re: Lost crafts by Una McGovern

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Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:26 am

Looks like I need to order another book.. :lol:
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

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Re: Lost crafts by Una McGovern

Post: #224356 growingthings
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:20 am

I have John Seymours book, found at a table top sale at the girls school. It cost me £2, and is regularly pawed over by the Eldest wanting to know if we can do some of the things in it!

It's a fantastic resource, even if it just wets the appetite to get out there and do something. :icon_smile:

Lorna x


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