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KL1 CRAFT Somerset Portraits & Voices book



Discover the hidden traditions of Somerset’s artisans in Kate Lynch’s latest book.

Thirty unique crafts are captured in Kate’s distinctive paintings and drawings including the only sieve and riddle maker in the country, a bell rope maker, bee skep weaver, hedgelayers and blacksmiths. Kate has also gathered together her conversations with these fascinating craftspeople, to ensure their story is passed down for generations to come.

Hard cover, limited edition; 84 pages, 40 illustrations, full colour, published by Furlong Fields Publishing March 26 2022; ISBN 978 09544394 7 7

“The book reveals rural crafts whose presence amongst us we could scarcely have guessed. It also introduces us to randing and slewing, to hackling and couching, and to leggetts, riddles, hoops and batts, as the language not of a lost tradition but of crafts that continue to live and thrive. Kate Lynch’s beautifully-illustrated book can inform and delight us in many different ways. It deserves to be widely enjoyed.”

Tom Mayberry, South West Heritage Trust