The Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation (Hardcover)

The Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation By Elaine Batiste, Natalie Crowley, Chris Duriez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Description


Handbook of Forgotten Skills is an illustrated step-by-step guide to classic fun and handy skills for a new generation.
 
Elaine Batiste and Natalie Crowley invite readers to turn the clock back to a simpler time and unlock hours of fun as they discover how to:
 
  • Tie knots
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Write a thank-you note
  • Make a pie
  • Build a campfire
  • Use a compass
  • Wrap a gift with brown paper and string
  • Sew by hand
  • Grow tomatoes
  • Fix a flat bicycle tire
  • Make refrigerator pickles
  • Sew buttons
  • Make lemonade
  • Grow and dry herbs
  • Mend a sock
  • Make natural dyes
  • Skip stones
  • Start quilting
  • Perform coin tricks
  • Make an omelet
  • Fold paper airplanes
  • Explore photography
 
Featuring art by Chris Duriez, each chapter includes clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as information about the history of that skill. For example, did you know that lemonade is credited with helping fight the plague in Paris? Or that paper airplanes became popular during World War II because traditional toys weren’t available?
 
With so many activities to explore, Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation is a perfect gift book that kids will turn to again and again.

About the Author


Elaine Batiste has been sewing and making things for over four decades and loves to share her projects as a sewing blogger at Laineemakes.com and on sewcial media. A retired educator, she has years of experience creating activities for children and loves working with young people to help them create their own work. She lives by the sea in one of the most exciting cities in the UK. When she’s not exploring the world with her partner, you will most likely find Batiste at her sewing machine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419767760
ISBN-10: 1419767763
Publisher: Magic Cat
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Forgotten Skills