Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Creative Hands Knitting Series & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #49

vintage books from Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking

One step in my 4-month purge involved opening up boxes of books that had been stowed away in the storage room. (And, by the way, my 4-month purge is about to become a 6-month purge, starting today, because the summer progressed very slowly.)

I was torn about these Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking and needlecraft guides (which took up a whole box). I'm thinking there is a good chance I'm never going to actually make a project from these books, so they really shouldn't be taking up valuable space. But I have a positive reaction to them. They spark joy, which means I get to keep them right? (According to the KonMari method anyway.)

These Greystone's Creative Hands books were published in the sixties and seventies. They include many, many cool ideas for clothing, accessories and home decor.

vintage books from Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking

vintage books from Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking

One reason I want to keep them is because I think so many of the knitting and needlecraft projects would still work well today. Like these fringed scarves for mother and child. Knit in a more current colour/type of yarn, they would be lovely. Who am I kidding, I love them just the way they are!

vintage books from Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking, needlecraft

I love this ski sweater too. I'm thinking if I ever take the time to learn to knit well, I would definitely look into making a few of these projects. Without any inclination to actually go skiing of course.

vintage books from Creative Hands knitting, dressmaking, needlecraft

How about this rag rug? I want one in my kitchen. I love the title, "Rag rugs make a come-back." How many times do you think rag rugs have made a comeback? (Like right now, for example!)

So, let's hear it. Would you keep these books or not? If you did, would you actually make some of the projects?



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10 comments:

  1. I love old books like these. Definitely keepers!

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    1. Thanks for backing me up...ha ha. :)

      Jo

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  2. Books are so hard for me to give up. I think if I knew they were going to someone who would appreciate them I'd give them up, but I wouldn't just donate them to a shop. I don't think rag rugs ever go completely out of style, the colors and locations just get tweaked a bit. Thanks for hosting the party!

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    1. That's so true Betty! You imagine these great books sitting forever on dusty shelves in a shop! And you are right about rag rugs too! I would love a bunch in different colours. :)

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  3. I love that ski sweater too. Maybe you could make me one for Chritmas?
    The books are in lovely shape.

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    1. As long as it's Christmas 2020...ha ha.

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  4. Obviously I meant to say Christmas not Chritmas damn spell check. LOL.

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  5. Hi Joann, I have had a few books from this series and they are so much fun to look at. I think if they make you happy and spark ideas, keep them. JMHO.

    Dianne

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    1. Thanks Dianne. After I get this place tidied up I hope to take a second look at these books for ideas!

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