Making Woodland Crafts: Book one

Using Green Sticks, Rods, Poles, Beads and String.

By Patrick Harrison

Format: Multiple Formats

Beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by the author offering step-by-step instructions to create woodland crafts of all sizes and for a range of abilities.

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Hawthorn Press

Hawthorn Press publishes books on holistic parenting, children's books, storytelling, crafts, social ecology, personal development, spirituality, Steiner Waldorf and early years education. Their vision is to support a more creative, peaceful and sustainable world.

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Through a series of visually stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Making Woodland Crafts guides the reader on making things in the woods.  It provides the basic knowledge and skills to complete a range of both simple and more advanced craft projects, from functional structures to creative outdoor play forms.  You'll learn to choose and work your wood effectively, use simple tools, tie knots and develop your own designs to make masks and puppets, night torches and staffs, arrows, jewellery, ladders, shelters, chairs for stargazing and much more.  This book has all you need to know to make working with wood fun.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Hawthorn Press
Publication Date 3 Nov 2014
SKU 9781907359378-grouped
Number of Pages 96

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Making Woodland Crafts is a well-produced and illustrated handbook by Forest School Educator Patrick Harrison. His ideas will be too basic for some people (e.g. making a tripod by tying three sticks or a blow pipe by removing the pith from an elder twig) but even those who have done these many times before might find it helpful to be reminded of possibilities before going out to the woods with a group. Patrick Harrison is also the illustrator and you feel sure he has done everything in it himself and it will work. He happily mixes the practical (camp furniture, ladder, stargazing chair) and purely decorative (bracelets, necklaces, festive candles) as do forest cultures the world over. Adults and children love using tools and the Forest School approach is to introduce knives, saws and axes at the appropriate stage and to provide practical instructions to minimise risk. But you can't learn how to use a tool properly from a book so it is an ideas kit for leaders rather than a teach yourself manual. -- Ian Edwards

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