From bow making, blacksmithing and basket making to spoon carving and shoe making, Forge & Carve offers insights and practical advice on a wide range of traditional crafts so that readers may just find that creative outlet, connection to nature, or escape from modern life that they were looking for.
Each chapter shares how and why a crafter began their journey in their trade, and the challenges they face in the twenty-first century.
Eighteen talented crafters from around the world share their passion and motivations which turn their art into a sustainable living. As these centuries-old skills have been handed down through generations.
As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of ourselves and produce something beautiful and useful.
It is fantastic to witness the revival of heritage culture in contemporary society. Investing in handcrafted items is becoming far more appealing than supporting the mass-produced, “throwaway” culture that has been dominating the world. Buying from crafters (or creating your own items!) also offers a welcome alternative to the stories of the sometimes appalling working conditions experienced by the employees of faceless corporations.
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Hardback 320 pages
250mm x 165mm