With summer in the air here at Makers & Brothers we have been thinking about getting back out on the water. We love boats, sailing and just being on the water. As Ratty once said to mole in Wind and the Willows, “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” Recently we started a search for a traditional Irish Sailing boat called a Gleoiteog. This search for a traditional Irish sailing boat led us back to our favorite craft documentary Hands and to watching the episode above about making a Shannon One Design. Hands is a really super series of craft documentaries produced in Ireland in the 1970’s. Developed by David and Sally Shaw-Smith, it was a visionary series, way ahead of its time and has a beautiful pace, which feels very much of the time and place. We love it. The full series is available here.