Canal Arts and Crafts by Avril Lansdell
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Canal Arts and Crafts
By Avril Lansdell

Canal Arts and Crafts

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Canal Arts and Crafts by Avril Lansdell

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747805861
ISBN-10: 0747805865
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 2mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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