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Canal Arts and Crafts : Shire Library - Avril Lansdell

Canal Arts and Crafts

Shire Library

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Boaters who lived and worked on the narrowboats of the canals were, like the rest of mankind, people who tried to make their homes as comforable and decorative as they could. The boat cabins were small but were bright with paint, and the and the 'roses and castles' decorations of the canal boats are a true English folk art. The boatwomen were competent at needlework, embroidery and crochet and used all of these to embellish their families' clothes and surroundings.

Foreward; Introduction; The narrowboats; Boatwomen's crafts; The boathorse; Boaters' collectables; Decline and revival; Conclusion; Further reading; Places to visit Index

ISBN: 9780747805861
ISBN-10: 0747805865
Series: Shire Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised