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Scotland's Crafts by Louise Butler

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Scotland's Crafts by Louise Butler

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The crafts explored in this text encompass more than the traditional textile skills of spinning, weaving and knitting - there are also boats, curling stones, shinty sticks, musical instruments and furniture.


This book explores the rich diversity of crafts which have a continuing tradition and style distinctive to Scotland. Set against a historical context, the book represents the work of contemporary makers: textiles from Shetland, such as spinning and Fair Isle knitting, tartan weaving and the making of Highland dress; shepherds crooks and sticks; Orkney straw backed chairs; traditional coastal and island boats; baskets and bagpipes; Harris Tweed and the use of natural dyes. Whilst some craft forms have enjoyed continuing interest and are still widely practised, others are localised and now in the hands of just a few individuals. The stunning photographs throughout this book emphasise the physical aspect of these crafts -- the tools, skills, raw materials and the landscape from which they originate. This book is almost tactile in its presentation and seeks to excite the reader to learn more about Scotland's own craft heritage.

Additional Information

SKU GOR003642242
Title Scotland's Crafts
Author By (author) Louise Butler
Contributor Edited by Louise Butler
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher NMSE - Publishing Ltd
Year Published 2000
Page Number 128
ISBN 1901663426
ISBN13 9781901663426
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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