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Created by GoneSouth on 29/09/2011 at 14:54

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GoneSouth

29/09/2011 14:54
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I wondered if one of the missing jigsaw pieces in 'Flourishing Lives' might relate to 'Making Things'. I read with interest last year, but didn't completely retain, 'The Craftsman' by Richard Sennett. Here is a link to him writing in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/feb/02/featuresreviews.guardianreview14

I recently visited the Museum of Yorkshire Life in Hawes in Wensleydale, and there was an extensive section on 'Makers and Menders' - and I thought how much that was central to our forebears' lives when so much was made and mended locally: cloth, shoes, cans, pots, carts, furniture, and how very little making and mending, or even watching others making and mending, goes on now, and wondered how that might relate to mental health and wellbeing, especially in the city.
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