David and Sally Shaw-Smith made HANDS, a unique series of thirty-seven documentaries on Irish crafts. Capturing the final years of traditional rural and urban life in Ireland, during the seventies and eighties. They traveled the length and breadth of the country recording these personal and revealing films. It's as much about the life of the individuals, as the crafts they practiced. This blog will be a way to get a preview of our videos for free, while keeping you updated on our growing network of Irish abroad.