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Neys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes We follow the author as he herds sheep keeps bees tans hides spins wool and thatches roofs We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers that you can spin wool. Honest I am not

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Cræft author Alex LanglanIn the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass manufactured products we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity hand made furniture artisan breads craft beers and other goods produced by human hands What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft or rather cræft in the wake of industrializationIn Cræft archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface His jour. 35 stars I was

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review Ô Cræft author Alex Langlands à In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass manufactured products we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity—hand made furniture artisan breads craft beers and other goods produced by human hands What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding Using a large wooden spoon and that it was once considered criminal to work on animal hides before a reuisite twelve month soakWhen it first appeared in Old English the word craft signified an indefinable sense of knowledge wisdom and resourcefulness Rediscovering craft will connect us with our human past our sense of place and our remarkable capacity to survive in the harshest of landscapes Cræft helps us fully appreciate human ingenuity and the passing on of traditions from generation to generati. I love this boo