Saturday, May 2, 2009

loving this book...

While I was away on my break... I managed to check out some second-hand stores, and came across the most wonderful book ever!

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It's an oldie... of course... published in 1979... but it is chocked full of crafty goodness. There are almost 500 pages of craft techniques, project ideas and patterns.

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each page has clear photos and diagrams...

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and there is even a section on experimental techniques...

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and of course, I want to explore them all!

9 comments:

Judith said...

Oh I love it when you come across a book like that. You just can't put it down and you have to have a go,don't you?

Sam said...

That does look like a great book. Lots of inspiration in there.
Well spotted :-)

I drink cups of tea said...

I love those older style knit/crochet books. I have the Reader Digest Complete Guide to Needlecraft and it is my absolute go to reference books for stitches and techniques and such. It also has macrame and sewing etc in it.

Mel said...

Those books from the 60's-70's are the best. I always feel like they give you the most information for the lowest price. And sometimes the pictures are hilarious.

If you ever get the time (haha - who ever does?) I'd love it if you could do a tutorial or just a regular post about how you ply your recycled yarn. I'm getting pretty interested in it but have no idea where to start.

stancesandstitches said...

Sorry! That last comment was mine - I pressed Enter a bit too soon.

cam90066 said...

So jealous of your find! Love books like that. I can peruse them for hours and always feel inspired.

kathmonkey said...

The crochet section of that book is a book in itself - I have it! It's by Pam Dawson and it's called A Complete Guide to Crochet - I'd know those photos anywhere, that book has been my bible for years!

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks everyone :)

laughing purple goldfish said...

I have posted some photos and instructions on plying yarn here