Meet the Author of With These Hands

Don MacLean is a retired fishery biologist and writer of books and articles on his passion for the outdoors and hand made crafts. In 2019, MacLean published the book With These Hands: traditional arts, crafts, and trades of Atlantic Canada (Nimbus Publishing) that included photos and interviews from over 80 artisans and crafts people living in Atlantic Canada.

Join the author for a photo presentation and a few stories from his book and the traditional crafts people he interviewed.

The original Book Launch for With These Hands was sidelined because of the pandemic, so we are very pleased to host this delayed Book Launch. Books will be available for purchase.

Everyone is welcome.


Excerpt from Nimbus Publishing: In the age of big box stores and mass production, there are still artists and crafts people who make beautiful things by hand. Colourful quilts, hooked rugs, and stained glass. Resilient dories and snowshoes. Whimsical whirligigs. In this book, Don MacLean explores the traditional crafts of Atlantic Canada, visiting dozens of creators in their workshops, galleries, and homes, giving insight into their process and inspiration.


Sep 26 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Sydney Library (McConnell)
Sydney Library (McConnell)
50 Falmouth St Sydney NS B1P 6X9


McConnell Library - General Events
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