- Publishing: Autumn 15
- Pub month: October
- ISBN-13: 9781861089366
- Author: Ben Law, foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
- Price: £25.00
- Binding: HB with jacket
- No. of pages: 216
- Photos: Includes 496 photographs
- Dimensions: 260 x 215 mm
- Colour : Full colour throughout
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. Detailed instructions and advice are given for each craft, along with essential knowledge about tools and devices. 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.
• Includes crafts for the farm, garden, wood fuel, building and domestic use.
• Handy directory of tree species to use for identification and an overview of their characteristics and uses.
• Directory of tools and devices, old and new.
• Caters for all levels of ability: from simple woven panels to making a yurt.
• The book is very relevant to the current resurgence of interest in all aspects of woodland life.
• Will appeal to people with an interest in traditional crafts, woodland management, sustainability, permaculture and the countryside.
• Includes charming line drawings and woodblock-style illustrations.
• Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Ben Law, woodsman, craftsman, eco-builder, teacher and writer, lives and works in Prickly Nut Wood in West Sussex, UK. The building of his unique woodland home was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in the UK and was voted by viewers as the most popular episode ever. In addition to the coppicing of his own woodland, he runs courses on sustainable woodland management and permaculture, runs a specialist eco-building company and trains apprentices.