Archive for December, 2009

Hands documentaries

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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Hands documentaries

I’ve just seen that Irish Design Shop, www.irishdesignshop.com, Bow Lane East (just around the corner from Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre) is selling a series of DVDs called Hands – documentaries on traditional Irish crafts and lifestyles where the emphasis is on the skills of human hands rather than on machines. These were made by David & Sally Shaw-Smith between 1978 and 1991. Topics include Wool Spinning, Irish Patchwork, Irish Lace, Irish Embroidery, Donegal Weavers, Irish Spinningwheel Making etc.