Hands On: The Art of Crafting in Ireland

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  • “A fantastic insight into Irish crafts. I am so very pleased with this book. I love all things Ireland and this book does not disappoint.” ––Genie Flaherty

Meet 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. Her previous books include Test-Driving Complementary Therapies and When Food Becomes Your Enemy.

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 wood-turning, and provides concise information on where to see the craft being carried out, where to learn it, 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. Hands On is an indispensable resource for beginners and experts alike.

Weight 0.671 kg