Forge & Carve

What’s it all about?

With knowledge passed down from centuries ago, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and ecommerce. 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. Forge & Carve looks at eighteen crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, from potter to bowyer, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.

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WOVEN & WORN

Woven & Worn

What’s it all about?

Woven & Worn offers a fascinating insight into the approaches of innovative craftspeople from around the globe as they create environmentally conscious clothing in a bid to protect the planet from the effects of a throwaway industry.

Marking a revival of the make-do-and-mend era, Woven & Worn showcases the variety of materials and processes used to craft wearables with both longevity and soul. Within this book, talented artisan makers such as weavers, dressmakers, dyers, and knitters give consumers the power to repair the frayed fabric of the fashion industry and embrace the energetic campaign for a sustainable circular economy.

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