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: 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: 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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Favorite Online Crochet Resources: News with Crochet Concupiscence
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 2, 2013 | Short Link

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is Crochet Concupiscence, my favorite source of crochet-related news. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Kathryn Vercillo‘s blog, Crochet Concupiscence.  I’ve interviewed Kathryn twice on my blog (here and here), and I’ve previously […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Fashion Crochet by Caroline Horne
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 31, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Fashion Crochet by Caroline Horne Source: Inherited from my grandmother‘s collection Publication date: 1970 Status: Out of print.  Available online with prices ranging from “reasonable” to “apply for a line of credit.” Condition: Damaged dust jacket, but otherwise in very good condition Craft: Crochet This is an awesome little gem that I found in my grandmother’s home after she […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Harmony Guide to 100′s More Crochet Stitches
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 17, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick:The Harmony Guide to 100′s More Crochet Stitches (Harmony guides) Source: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles online store Publication date: 1992 Status: Out of print.  Available online with prices ranging from “reasonable” to “apply for a line of credit.” Condition: Very good Craft(s): Crochet and Tunisian crochet I previously reviewed this book as part of a compilation […]

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New Series: Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 3, 2013 | Short Link

  Regular readers may know that I have a sizeable collection of vintage needlecrafts books.  (I’m using the Etsy definition of vintage, which includes anything at least 20 years old.)  I currently have over 50 vintage books, e-books, and magazines in my collection. I love looking through older needlecrafts books.  While the very old pattern […]

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