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  • Forest School Adventure: Outdoor Skills and Play for Children
    Forest School Adventure: Outdoor Skills and Play for Children (English, Paperback)

    Learn how to light a fire without matches, build a shelter to sleep in, cook on a fire, hunt for bugs and much more. From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age survival skills to joyful outdoor play, this book is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings.

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  • Woodland Craft by Ben Law
    Woodland Craft (English, Paperback) Ben Law

    Accompany woodsman Ben Law as he celebrates the amazing diversity of craft products made from materials sourced directly from the woods. Including brooms, rakes, pegs, spoons, chairs, baskets, fencing, yurts and even a caravan, the items are hewn from freshly cut green wood, shaped by hand and infused with a simple, rustic beauty.

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  • Stickmaking by Charlie Walker
    Stickmaking (Paperback) Charlie Walker

    Sticks are essentially practical aides but are also works of art that often become integral to the owner. They have to be strong and reliable, but are beautiful too. This essential book covers all these qualities - it explains the traditional principles and methods of stickmaking, but also celebrates the designs and ideas behind these creations. Written by an award-winning stickmaker, it...

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  • Made in England by Dorothy Hartley
    Made in England (English, Paperback) Dorothy Hartley

    First published in 1939, Made in England is a book about the people and crafts of the cottage industries of old England, written by the social historian, writer, illustrator and photographer Dorothy Hartley. A companion volume to her acclaimed book Food in England.

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  • Making Your Own Cheese by Paul Peacock
    Making Your Own Cheese (English, Paperback) Paul Peacock

    'Not everyone can keep a cow, but everyone can make cheese.' This book shows you the very basic equipment needed to make your own cheese: the ingredients, including different milks, herbs and flavours; how to make a simple cheese; and how to produce some of the worlds speciality cheeses such as Roquefort, Brie and Edam. You will find recipes for making many cheeses at home. Whether you are making...

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  • Making Charcoal and Biochar by Rebecca Oaks
    Making Charcoal and Biochar (English, Paperback) Rebecca Oaks

    This book offers chapters on the heritage skills of earth burns, the enduring popularity of metal kilns, and the future represented by the charcoal retort. Biochar?or small particle charcoal?has been heralded as a "super substance" that can increase soil fertility and productivity while locking up carbon into the ground. Covering business essentials such as legislation and marking, there are also...

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  • Woodland Craft by Ben Law
    Woodland Craft (English, Hardback) Ben Law

    Accompany woodsman Ben Law as he celebrates the amazing diversity of craft products made from materials sourced directly from the woods. With fascinating information on the history, language and traditions of the crafts, coppice management and tree species, this book teaches about all aspects of the low-impact woodland way of life.

    $28.19 $35.00
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  • Coppicing and Coppice Crafts by Rebecca Oaks
    Coppicing and Coppice Crafts (English, Hardback) Rebecca Oaks, Edward Mills

    Foreword by Professor Oliver Rackham, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

    $26.55 $45.00
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  • How to Draw Modern Florals by Alli Koch
    How to Draw Modern Florals (English, Hardback) Alli Koch

    If you feel like your busy schedule is preventing you from becoming the next Monet or Van Gogh, let us introduce you to Alli. Alli has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations, and she is giving you her expertise in her book How To Draw Modern Florals. In this book, Alli will teach you everything you need to know about modern florals: tools of the...

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  • Willow Basketry and Sculpture by Jo Hammond
    Willow Basketry and Sculpture (English, Paperback) Jo Hammond

    Willow weaving is an exciting and rewarding craft for anyone who wants to reconnect with the natural world. This book gives all the information and tuition needed to get started and includes projects on sculpture, basketry and folk-art decorations. It features thirteen projects ranging from baskets to planters, lifelike sculptures and wreaths.

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  • Traditional Stickmaking by Charlie Walker
    Traditional Stickmaking (English, Paperback) Charlie Walker

    Stickmaking is an age-old craft that is just as absorbing and rewarding today as ever. This book describes some of the customs and practices used in traditional stickmaking. It encourages beginners to get started with a simple staff, but also explains advanced techniques, such as making sheep and cow horn handles, for the more experienced.

    $14.93 $19.95
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  • Greenwood Crafts by Edward Mills
    Greenwood Crafts (English, Hardback) Edward Mills, Rebecca Oaks

    Britain has a long and rich tradition of woodcrafts and what, since about the 1970s, have been called the 'greenwood crafts'. This book focuses on using wood that contains sap and that is easy to work with simple hand tools to produce beautiful and useful products.

    $36.83 $50.00
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  • Green Wood Stools by Alison Ospina
    Green Wood Stools (English, Paperback) Alison Ospina

    Alison Ospina has been making green wood chairs and stools for over twenty years. She has developed her own distinctive approach to creating sculptural, functional chairs using the natural shapes of the tree.

    $22.52 $27.00
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  • Making the Children's Year by Marije Rowling
    Making the Children's Year (English, Paperback) Marije Rowling

    Making the Children's Year, with colour illustrations and new projects that bring it up to date, it will appeal to a new generation of people keen to engage children in creative play, the seasons and the joy of handcrafting.

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  • Natural Soap by Melinda Coss
    Natural Soap (English, Paperback) Melinda Coss

    This book by best-selling soap maker Melinda Coss focuses on natural ingredients and provides a wonderful range of recipes for bar and liquid soaps as well as creams, lotions and balms.

    $12.65 $15.75
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  • How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls by ,John Shaw-Rimmington
    How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls (English, Paperback) ,John Shaw-Rimmington

    How to build beautiful walls, bridges and decorative garden features using traditional methods of dry stone masonry without mortar, illustrated step by step in colour.

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  • Nature Art Workshop by Katie Brooks
    Nature Art Workshop (English, Paperback) Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards

    Nature Art Workshop is a visual resource for any artist or crafter desiring to combine their artistic talents with their love of the natural world. Each page engages, inspires, and encourages artists to see the world around them in a new light while they learn to create their own nature-inspired art....

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  • Harvest by Stefani Bittner
    Harvest (English, Hardback) Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis

    Offers a seasonal guide to growing, harvesting, and using garden plants in a variety of craft projects and recipes, including wreaths, flower arrangements, dyes, herbal teas, salads, medicines, and beauty products.

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  • The Benevolent Bee by Stephanie Bruneau
    The Benevolent Bee (English, Paperback) Stephanie Bruneau

    In The Benevolent Bee, beekeeper and herbalist Stephanie Bruneau explores the uses of six products of the beehive: honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom.

    $22.36 $24.99
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  • The WI Country Woman's Year 1960 by Shirley Paget
    The WI Country Woman's Year 1960 (English, Hardback) Shirley Paget $22.20 $24.00
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