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Image for The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association 1957 (Full Run, Four Issues)

The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association 1957 (Full Run, Four Issues)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, Early American Industries Association: 1957

Seller ID: 0021

Condition: Very good


Though slim, these attractive, quality printed magazines pack in a lot of information and photographs in 12-48 pages (they start small and increase through the year). This is a full set for 1957, Volume X, Nos. 1-2-3-4. The topics are myriad, but the emphasis is on Early American products and processes. Amongst the features here are the Corning Glass Center, tools of early American glass blowers; making simple tools such as the Indian broom, the rake, and the twibill (n... View more info

Image for McCall Kaumagraph Transfer Pattern No. 1308 Design for Braiding (Embroidery)

McCall Kaumagraph Transfer Pattern No. 1308 Design for Braiding (Embroidery)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown, McCall: Unknown

Seller ID: 0375

Condition: Very Good


Though called a design for braiding, this is actually an embroidery transfer. There is no date on it, but I got it with a lot of other sewing items which were dated in the 1920's, so it's likely this comes from the same era. What's interesting about is that the design came in either yellow or blue ink. This one's a yellow, so if for some reason the buyer changed her mind about it she could remove it from wool or silk by rubbing with benzene, gasoline or carbona! The desi... View more info

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L. Stockman & Son Needlework Catalog and Instruction Book No. 20 (1925)

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, New York, L. Stockman & Son: 1925

Seller ID: 0378

Condition: Very good


Very handsome catalog from a company which billed itself as "New York City's Pioneer and Leading Art Needlework Shop." It measures 7"x10" and has 31 pages. The attractive purple and cream cover is repeated inside with purple print and purple art throughout. It appears that the company sold finished items stamped with an embroidery design for the customer to complete. Among the items offered are pillow tops, laundry bags, silverware holders, curtains and valances, towels,... View more info

Image for A Parson Table The Easy Step-by-Step Shopsmith Way #1702 (1978)

A Parson Table The Easy Step-by-Step Shopsmith Way #1702 (1978)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vandalia, Ohio, Shopsmith: 1978

Seller ID: 0405

Condition: Very Good


Woodworking just got easier with this giant one piece fold-out that provides on both sides enough information and diagrams to make the table on the front cover. Closed this instructional fold-out measures 8-1/2"x11", but opens to a generous 22" wide by 34" long. View more info

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Stained Glass Magazine (Three of four Issues 1998)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lee's Summit, Missouri, Stained Glass Association of America: 1998

Edition: Vol. 93, Nos. 2,3,4

Seller ID: 0462

Condition: Very Good


Gorgeous slick magazine that's oddly not seen that often. Glorious color photography prevails throughout and articles focus on the art itself rather than the how-to. Among the many topics are these: stained glass conservation, the architectural glass of Elizabeth Devereaux, contemporary Canadian architectural glass, the work of Leslie Perlis, Prairie stained glass, glass spheres and columns, Kolo Moser windows, the marriage of metal sculpture and leaded glass, and much m... View more info

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The Book of the Camp Fire Girls 1929

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, The Camp Fire Girls Inc.: 1929

Edition: Revised edition, 4th printing

Seller ID: 0514

Condition: Very good


Old Scout manuals are fun to find, especially an older one like this for the Camp Fire Girls. My mother was a Camp Fire Girl and totally loved it, unlike me who was a reluctant Girl Scout and then a drop-out. The book is wonderful -- clean and bright and still containing its errata sheet. In addition to small drawings throughout there are many full page black and white photographs. The book is a handy size to carry at 4-1/2"x6-3/4" with 223 pages. Tesxt covers how to get... View more info

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Illustrated History of Indian Baskets and Plates Made by California Indians and Many Other Tribes 1970

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reedley, California, Leo K. Brown: 1970

Seller ID: 0550


This is a 1970 reprint of the original 1915 booklet produced to accompany an exhibit held at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It is clean and tightly bound with just a small stain to upper front corner from an old price label which fell off and residual glue on reverse side of cover from a removed bookplate (no paper still adhering). I will enclose a brand new plate to use or not at buyer's discretion. Booklet measures 8"x11" and has 34 black and white plates... View more info

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The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Willamsburg: 1965

Seller ID: 0716

Condition: Very Good


This is a decidedly fascinating little booklet which offers a tremendous amount of information, including drawings of equipment of the trade and the many styles available. The text covers the work of the wigmaker of course, but also the history of the trade, the Williamsburg wig shops, the colonial era clientele, the making of a wig, the prices, the role of barbers. Here's a fascinating fact -- in 1727 a French encyclopedia stated that there were 45 styles of wigs. In 17... View more info

Image for Postcard Cherbourg Woman Cleaning Pottery

Postcard Cherbourg Woman Cleaning Pottery

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: France, Unknown: Unknown

Seller ID: 0780

Condition: Fine


Beautiful black and white postcard of a French woman (Cherbourg)cleaning or polishing pottery jugs. The card is postally unused and contains no message and no date. The printing along the left edge in black reads "Collections F.C. Cherbourg" and that at the bottom reads "Environs de Cherbourg - Paysanne Normande." Will arrive in a plastic sleeve. Only fault is toning around edges of back of card. View more info

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Harper's Bazar December 15, 1988 (Embroidery, Fashion)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Brothers: 1888

Edition: Vol. XXI No. 50

Seller ID: 0990

Condition: Very good


Though this is actually a magazine, it's printed in newspaper fashion and yet remains remarkably good. There are few tiny edge tears and a chip from the side of page one, but I have been able to mend all tears at folds with non-browning archival tape which is nearly invisible. When opened the magazine measures 12"x16-1/2". The two brown stickers on the face are the mailing labels to De Soto, Missouri. This is the Christmas issue so there are holiday stories, but also an ... View more info

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Sealing Wax Art (Dennison 1922)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Framingham, Massachusetts, Dennison Manufacturing Company: 1921

Seller ID: 1055

Condition: Very Good


Cover art is gorgeous and the ideas in this little booklet can easily be recreated today. It was published by the Dennison Company which brought out all types of craft books and supplies -- everything from paper flowers, to baby and wedding shower ideas and crafts. This one focuses on making flowers and beads with sealing wax. Lots of pictures and info. What's dazzling is the two page color illustration of the hues then available from Dennison -- spectacular! Booklet mea... View more info

Image for Tahki Tweeds and Friends IV

Tahki Tweeds and Friends IV

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Moonachie, New Jersey, Tahki Yards: 1993

Seller ID: 1208

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome full color instructional booklet for creating beautiful knitwear. Thirty-two different looks, including jackets, pullovers and cardigans. Very clean inside and out with patterns and instructions. Measures 8-1/2"x10-1/2". View more info

Image for Applique Concepts in Sulky Rayon & Metallic Decorative Threads (1996 with Color Chart)

Applique Concepts in Sulky Rayon & Metallic Decorative Threads (1996 with Color Chart)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Harbor Heights, Florida, Sulky of America: 1996

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 1215

Condition: Fine


Very nicely kept booklet which comes with the full spectrum of thread colors laid-in. Booklet includes 12 full size re-traceable designs for creating wearable art, step-by-step instructional photos in color, and several techniques, including basic stitch, working with ultrasuede, working with padded satin, 3D work, cut work, dealing with prints, working with shapes, reversibles, and achieving the "handwork look." Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 40 pages. View more info

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The Magic of Spinning (Ephemera Laid-in 1969)

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Marion, Massachusetts, Marion L. Channing: 1969

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1259

Condition: Very good


Very nice, clean booklet with just a pinpoint sized ink stain to bottom front edge. Booklet explains "how to do it yourself with an emphasis on wool, the history of spinning, and other facts." Booklet measures 6"x9-1/4" and has 45 pages illustrated with drawings. What's nice about this one is it has other related goodies laid-in, including a product brochure with 1969 prices from Handcraft Wools of Streetsville, Ontario. Store owner wrote a note to customer on top and m... View more info

Image for Novelty Crochet Patterns Book No. 7 (1916)

Novelty Crochet Patterns Book No. 7 (1916)

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Chicago, Novelty Art Studios: 1916

Seller ID: 1260

Condition: Good-plus


Very nice, clean crochet booklet from 1916 with wonderful ideas for crochet which could be adapted today. The lacy yokes would be pretty on a top or a dress, there's a tasseled covering for a library table, plus two very cute purses, and several different crocheted containers. Very charming. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and has 15 pages with large illustrations. View more info

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Ritzi & Peter Jacobi Art Catalog 1981

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Art: 1981

Seller ID: 1364

Condition: Very good


Very handsome exhibition catalog published to accompany an installation by artists Ritzi and Peter Jacobi from January 20 to March 15, 1981.The catalog is oversized at 10-1/2" square with 45 pages and handsome black and white pictorial endpapers. The art spans the previous 10 years and the introduction states that their work is controversial in that it causes people to line up on either the side of craft or that of art. The catalog is tightly bound and clean, but does ... View more info

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Whispering Wind Magazine (Native American Five Issues 1985)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Louisiana Indian Heritage Association: 1985

Edition: Vo. 18. Numbers 1,2,3,4,5

Seller ID: 1412

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean magazines which comprise five of the six issues published each year. Whispering Wind focuses on Native American culture, crafts and history. Among the topics included in these are: the Gourd Stitch in Beading (five installments in five issues with instructions and instructional photographs); Indians on postcards; Deer Hoof Rattles; and a Northern Grass Dance Harness. Much illustration. Magazines measure 8-1/2"x11". About 30 pages each. View more info

Image for American Decorative Flower Co. Inc. 1939 Ribbon Sample Book

American Decorative Flower Co. Inc. 1939 Ribbon Sample Book

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, American Decorative Flower Co,: 1939

Seller ID: 1520

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean catalog showcasing the ribbons available in 1939 from the company --all 30 samples intact with available colors listed under each swatch. The catalog measures 8" high and 9-1/2" wide and has five pages of samples. It was geared to the florist trade, so other items mentioned include flowerpot covers, corsage pins, corsage boxes, cut flower boxes, chiffon, gold or silver cord, rubberized shoulder and wrist shields, and green florists' thread. Very nice! View more info

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Hats Magazine November, 1962

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Millinery Associates Inc.: 1962

Edition: Volume 87, No. 5

Seller ID: 1657

Condition: Very Good


This is a collectible magazine which shows the reader the latest styles from New York and Paris, plus hints on hat making, the hat of the month with instructions on how to make it, insider gossip, and many ads for millinery supplies. The hat on the cover was an Emme Original. Magazine is clean and nice with just a small bit of staining to bottom edge. Measures 9" x 12" and has 20 pages. Not seen too often. A few other issues available. View more info

Image for Grandmother Clark's How to Make Hand Made Crocheted Rag Rugs (1933)

Grandmother Clark's How to Make Hand Made Crocheted Rag Rugs (1933)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri, W.L.M. Clark: 1933

Edition: Book No. 24

Seller ID: 2511

Condition: Good condition


The paper cover is rather lightweight on this catalog, so it's no wonder it was a little loose. I re-enforced it with archival tape alongside the spine at the right hand side of the picture. It hardly shows. The catalog has fifteen pages in color and offers instructions. Crafters could buy kits with everything needed to make the ship rug (see photo) and other attractive designs. The catalog measures 8" tall and 11" wide and has 16 pages of info including the back cover. View more info