by Avril Lansdell.
This book reflects the author's continuing interest in the life of the boaters on the canals and includes her researches into the handicrafts of the boatwomen and their families.
The boat cabins were small but were bright with paint, and the 'roses and castles' decorations of the canal boats are a true English folk art.The boatwomen, like many other working-class women, were competent at needlework, embroidery and crochet and used all of these to embellish their families' clothes and surroundings.
Soft back. 56 pages. 15cms x 21cms approx. Illustrated with many colour and black & white photographs. 2nd edition, revised and updated 2004.