Through a series of visually stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Making Woodland Crafts guides the reader on a productive journey through the woods. It provides the basic knowledge and skills to complete a range of both simple and more advanced craft projects, from functional structures to creative outdoor play forms. You will learn to choose and work your wood effectively, use simple tools, tie knots and develop your own designs. Projects include building masks and puppets, night torches, staffs, arrows, jewellery, ladders, shelters and chairs for stargazing.
This book is the perfect companion for any family outdoor day, a joyful introduction to the crafts available in any piece of woodland. It is guaranteed to get children (and their parents, siblings, grandparents…) out and about and enjoying nature.
Patrick Harrison is an experienced outdoor learning educator and trainer of Forest School Leaders. This book developed from working and playing with both adults and children in the woodlands for years.
“A feast for the eye and the soul, for the imagination too. Every new page will lead you outdoors to forage, collect, make and do. This is a book for the budding Swallow or Amazon.” —David Bond, Project Wild Thing, from the Foreword
“It is the type of book you want to share, but be warned; you may end up buying for someone and then keeping it for yourself, it is that good!” —Martine Horvath, from a review in EYE volume 16, no 10