Given my current interest in wool embroidery and Crewel work, my early morning visit to a local market was made even more enjoyable by the purchase of this for a couple of dollars. There is no date on the magazine, I guess it might be from the 50’s. The full size chart for the cover Tree of Life design is still there, and obviously has not been used.
This black and white photo is in an article on patchwork, all done over paper templates, no pattern, but one could work it out – wouldn’t it look great in reproduction fabrics?
There are lots of other interesting articles on needlework, with photographs of projects, a small line drawing of part of the design, and details of how to write for a pattern – most of which cost less than a shilling, and one was asked to pay in postage stamps or money order. Then there are wonderful advertisments inside the covers….
And finally, a peek at the Kozminsky piece on which I am still working………it is probably half way there.
I must be mad, but I have signed up for an Intermediate Certifiicate in Crewel Work at the Guild, starting at the end of next month, and going for 12 weeks. Mad – I swore I wouldn’t do another certificate course, but they needed to make up the numbers or else it would not have happened….so I am really doing it for the benefit of others!