The FarmMade Essential Skills Book: Handmade Projects from America's Farmers
A celebration of simple living skills.
- Not too long ago, handwork skills such as sewing a quilt, crocheting a washcloth, or embroidering a pillowcase were handed down from one generation to the next. Candle- and soap-making, blacksmithing, basket weaving, natural yarn dying, and repurposing were all time-honored traditions that were essential to the farm’s microeconomy and long-term success.
While many of these traditional skills have been lost to the convenience of today’s modern economy, they are still alive and thriving among America’s farmers. The FarmMade Essential Skills Book showcases fifty authentic projects from farms all over the country. Hailing from New England, the Deep South, the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest, each farm-made project represents its region’s unique array of raw materials and end products.
Revive valuable lost traditions and pave the way for a more independent, sustainable future with The FarmMade Essential Skills Book.