Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)

This post contains affiliate links. 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 … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Family Sewing Book

This post contains affiliate links. 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 … Read more

Book review: Vogue-Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques

This post contains affiliate links. Back in March, a publicist at Sterling/Sixth & Spring Books contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the Vogue/Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques: Revised & Updated Edition.  I don’t generally review sewing books, but this one seemed interesting so I asked them to send me a review … Read more

Interview with Joan McGowan-Michael of White Lies Designs

This post contains affiliate links. About a month ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Vogue Knitting Live with a press pass.  I actually recorded three different interviews at the event, and I’m pleased to share one today. Joan McGowan-Michael is the designer behind White Lies Designs.  In addition to her extensive collection of … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Quilts & Afghans from McCall’s Needlework & Crafts

This post includes affiliate links.   This week’s pick: Quilts and Afghans From McCall’s Needlework & Crafts Source: Publication date: 1984 Status: Out of print, but widely available online Condition: Acceptable Craft(s): Crochet, knitting, and quilting This is a collection of patterns that originally appeared in McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The book includes … Read more

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