Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Magic Motif Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 8, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Magic Motif Crochet by Maggy Ramsay. Source:  Amazon.com Publication date: 1987. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Craft: Crochet. I discovered this week’s pick via this post on one of my favorite blogs, Crochetbug.  Like Leslie, I was very intrigued by the Textured Squares Afghan. As you can guess, this book is […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 20, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader’s Digest) by Reader’s Digest. Source:  MC’s mother’s collection.* Publication date: Eighth printing (1984) of 1979 edition. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Crafts: Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacework, Macrame, Needlepoint, Patchwork, Quilting, and Rug-making. You know a book is a classic when you find it in […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans by Gladys Thompson
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 13, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys, and Arans: Fishermen’s Sweaters from the British Isles by Gladys Thompson. Source:  Amazon. Publication date: 1971 second revised edition. Status: 3rd revised edition (1979) is available as a Dover book for $14.95. Condition: Good. Craft: Knitting. I bought this book online a few years ago after I first learned to knit.  I’ve always been […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Family Sewing Book
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 6, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: The Complete Family Sewing Book edited by Cathi Hunt and Irma Fischler. Source:  The Strand. Publication date: 1972. Status: Out of print, but available online, generally for reasonable prices. Condition: Very Good. Craft: Sewing. Some of my longtime readers may remember this book from my first ever posted list of craft goals.  I had great plans of reading it […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crochet Workshop by James Walters
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 30, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crochet Workshop by James Walters. Source:  Amazon.com Publication date: 1983 reprint of a 1979 publication. Status: Out of print, but available online (sometimes, for exorbitant prices)  Update: Thanks to PlanetJune for letting me know that Crochet Workshop will be republished by Dover next year.  You can pre-order it on Amazon here. Condition: Good. Craft: Crochet. I first learned about […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Teach Yourself to Knit the Easy Columbia Minerva Way
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 4, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Teach Yourself to Knit the Easy Columbia Minerva Way. Source: Found in my mom’s collection when she moved. Publication date: 1968. Status: Out of print and expensive online. Condition: This booklet has a fair amount of wear and tear. Craft: Knitting. This interesting booklet came into my collection when my mom moved recently.  She found […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 28, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan. Source: Inherited from my grandmother’s collection. Publication date: 1983 Book Club Edition. Status: Out of print and widely available online. Condition: The inside is in great shape but the dust jacket has seen better days. Craft: Crochet. This is one of my favorites in my vintage collection.  (I’ve previously reviewed it here.)  I […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Tricot Crochet by Rebecca Jones
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 21, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Tricot Crochet: The Complete Book by Rebecca Jones. Source: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles. Publication date: 2000 US reprint of a 1991 Australian publication. Status: Available online ($22 at Lacis, or $80 on Amazon). Condition: Excellent. Craft: Tunisian Crochet.   I reviewed this book before, but I felt it needed another look as a vintage book.  It is […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Crochet Sweater Book by Sylvia Cosh
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 14, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: The Crochet Sweater Book: Over 30 original designer patterns by Sylvia Cosh. Source: PaperbackSwap.com. Publication date: 1987. Status: Out-of-print but widely available online. Condition: Very good with protective library-type plastic cover. Craft: Crochet. The Crochet Sweater Book is the first true crochet fashion design primer that I’m aware of in the modern era. […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crocheting Patchwork Patterns by Annette Lep
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 7, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crocheting Patchwork Patterns: 23 Granny Squares for Afghans, Sweaters and Other Projects by Annette Lep. Source: I’m not exactly sure when and how this book came into my collection. Publication date: 1981 Status: Reprinted by Dover Books in 2012 and widely available. Condition: Very good. Craft: Crochet.     I’ve previously reviewed this booklet in my granny square […]

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