May 25, 2009

Creative Crafting from 1970

Back in January my mom and step-dad's place in Washington was flooded, and as a result they were forced to do some major cleaning and organizing of their workspaces (the rest of the house is raised off ground level, but both of their work studios are on ground level). The upshot is that I got my hands on some amazing craft books from the '70's and '80's. I'm keeping some for myself, but the rest are up for grabs. Any of these titles strike your fancy?

Creative Machine Knitting (by Linda Mendelson & Mark Dittrick, 1979)
Spin, Dye & Weave your own Wook (by Molly Duncan, 1973)
Natural Dyes, plants & processes (by Jack Kramer, 1972)
Curtains, Draperies & Shades (a Sunset book, 1979)
Christmas Trims Kids Can Make (a Better Homes and Gardens book, 1988)
Warping All By Yourself (by Cay Garrett, 1974)
Nostalgia Crafts Book (by Phyllis Fiarotta, 1974)
It's Fun To Make Things From Scrap Materials (by Evelyn Glantz Hershoff, 1944, 1964)
Step-by-Step Macrame (by Mary Walker Phillips, 1970)

Magazines, Leaflets, Patterns & Pamphlets:
Make Someone Happy! Lapel Pins in Crochet, 1981
Craft Ideas (from Stretch & Sew)
Knitting & Crocheting (Lady's Circle, Summer 1984)
Crochet Fantasy, January 1965, issue #25
Mon Tricot Special, Shawls, issue #8
Columbia Minerva, Teach Yourself to Crochet, book #777
Columbia Minerva, In Shawls, leaflet #2524
Columbia Minerva, Rugs For the Home to Crochet, leaflet #2555
Handbook for Better Knitting A to Z
Learn to Crochet by Bernat, book #152 (1970)
Coats & Clarks Shawls & Ponchos, book #207 (1971)
Hat and Scarf in the "Frosted Look" to Crochet, leaflet #114
Boye, New! Turnabout Togabouts CroHook Knitting Reversibles, item #7696
Woven Chenille Pillow Top (Omnigrid pattern)
Fuss-Free Fit (Simplicity, 1978)
Stretch, (Bernina, #17 & #18)
26 Knitting Patterns from the Wool Bureau


Anonymous said...


Just found your blog! Would you happen to have the book "Creative Machine Knitting " by Linda Mendelson?Hope so!Have been machine knitting for years,never happened to get that book! My email address is,just in case it doesn't come up.

Never Done Project said...

I do have that book! And I would be pleased to pass it along to you.

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