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Sussex Trug: Form Function and Craft

As quintessentially English as a country garden, the Sussex Trug is a wooden basket made almost exclusively in one small area of East Sussex, using natural, sustainable, local materials.

In this beautiful new book, trugmaker Sarah Page takes us into the lives of the makers and explores the fascinating history of the craft in the area. Follow each stage of trugmaking in words and pictures, and understand the traditional techniques of woodland management, whereby the materials for making trugs are sustainably managed.

An important and timely record of a declining way of life, the book is illustrated with stunning new photography and a wealth of archive pictures. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in gardening, Sussex history or traditional crafts.

This £20 hardback book is filled with more than 100 colour illustrations, bringing the history, traditions and work of trugmakers vividly to life.

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