BLACKTHORN LORE AND THE ART OF MAKING WALKING STICKS. By John Murchie Douglas.

BLACKTHORN LORE AND THE ART OF MAKING WALKING STICKS. By John Murchie Douglas.
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Author Douglas (John Murchie).
Book Code 42964
ISBN 0907526667
Book Description Slight use but clean, second-hand paperback.

(1984) 1995 reprint. 8vo spiral bound paperback (160 x 210mm). Ppviii,80. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations. Photograph card covers.
Book Cover Paperback
Published Date 1995
Publisher Alloway Publishing.
Place Ayr.
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Stickmaking using blackthorn: how to turn knobbly, unpromising looking sticks or roots into fine, interesting walking sticks of various types. With a certain amount of Scottish local history and much on the folklore of the species (Prunus spinosa). Chapters include: The tree; Identification; History, growth and reproduction; thickets; Where it grows; Bracnhes; Colour; A walking stick and a piece of string; Theory of straightening shanks and bending handles; Methods of straightening and bending; The last experiment; Objet trouve; Culzean Bay; Origins of folk-lore and superstition; Postscript.

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