Author(s): Tom Quinn & others
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.
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.
Introduction; Basketry; Building Crafts; Coppice; Decorative and Domestic Crafts; Sport and Music; Textiles; Village workshop Crafts; Glossary; Acknowledgments; Index.