Hands On: The Art Of Crafting In Ireland

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Hands On: The Art Of Crafting In Ireland

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Based on Sylvia Thompson’s widely read column for the Irish Times, this beautiful book celebrates the wealth of crafts practised and taught throughout Ireland. Hands On: The Art of Crafting in Ireland details the history of more than forty eclectic crafts, from basket making to woodturning, and provides concise information on where to see them, where to learn them and what’s involved.

With over 150 images showcasing the extraordinary work of craftspeople from across Ireland, as well as insightful contributions from acclaimed writer, Jeanette Winterson and the Crafts Council of Ireland, Sylvia Thompson’s book is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive guide to craft in Ireland. 

A lavishly illustrated volume containing everything you need to know about the traditional and innovative techniques involved in Irish craft, Hands On is sure to be an indispensable resource for beginners and experts alike.  

About the Author 

Sylvia Thompson is an author and award winning journalist who writes principally on health and environmental issues for the Irish Times. She also interviews Irish craftspeople and is always impressed by their skill and commitment to creating beautiful objects. This book grew out of a weekly column on learning craft in the Irish Times during the Year of Craft, 2011. Her previous books include Test-Driving Complementary Therapies and When Food Becomes Your Enemy. She has an honours degree in psychology from Trinity College Dublin and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Dublin City University. Sylvia is currently writing a new weekly column in the Irish Times called ‘Heritage Hot Spots’.  

ISBN: 9781907593437

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