Canal Arts and Crafts
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By (author) Avril Lansdell
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Canal Arts and Crafts by Avril Lansdell
Book DescriptionBoaters 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747805861
(210mm x 150mm x 2mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Using previously unpublished photographs collected from many private sources, the author records the history of everyday wear from 1900 to 1999, allowing us to view the clothes worn by ordinary men, women and children over the last 100 years.
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Author Biography - Avril Lansdell
Avril Lansdell was curator of Weybrige Museum from 1968-1989. Her first book 'Clothes of the Cut' was published by British Waterways Board in 1975. She has written other titles on cosume of the Shire list.
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