Stickmaking: A Complete Course2020-02-04T12:38:52+00:00

Stickmaking: A Complete Course

  • Publishing: Autumn 07
  • Pub month: December
  • ISBN-13: 9781861085221
  • Author: Andrew Jones & Clive George
  • Price: £16.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

Stickmaking: A Complete Course enjoys an excellent reputation amongst stickmakers and stick enthusiasts as a leading book in the field. This edition updates the original, with expanded sections on how to make and source tools and formers, and where to find materials. It also includes updated projects and a more in depth treatment of the history and philosophy of stickmaking. The book remains an essential guide for those interested in learning the processes and techniques involved with the manufacture of a variety of traditional sticks, outlining the processes in a clear, straightforward manner using a wealth of diagrams and photographs. It is also contains valuable, up-to-date information on how and where to source the raw materials of stickmaking, how to find, cut and season wood, and where to locate materials such as ram and buffalo horn, all considered from an international perspective.

Author Information

Andrew Jones & Clive George
Andrew Jones has spent his life as a farmer in West Wales. An uncle cultivated his interest in making sticks and encouraged him to enter his work in local craft shows. He makes a wide range of sticks, but it is his specialities – horn crooks and Cardigan walking sticks – which regularly earn him top honours at major competitions throughout Wales. After a career in the Civil Service, Clive George took early retirement in 1993 and, having bought a smallholding, went on to buy a few sheep to go with it. He owns a small flock of purebred Llanwenog sheep which he shows successfully in his locality. A life-long interest in stickmaking, and a fortuitous meeting, led him to collaborate in the production of this book.