Sunday, 18 May 2014

Show me how to sew

Some other bits from my market trip a couple of weekends ago - a bracelet, and this fantastic sewing tutorial booklet. Published in 1947 by Good Housekeeping, it's full of charming step-by-step illustrations and lovely, though very old-fashioned and really rather patronising, text. The contents list gives such page titles as 'Thimbles need not be a Nuisance' and 'Does Tacking Save or Waste Time?'.

The very best bit is the back cover (click last image to see better), which has a beautiful illustration of all the types of stitch covered in the booklet. It's inspired a little poster project, which I shall show you soon...

1 comment:

Anne said...

What a find! Looking forward to your interpretaion/poster.