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Threadbared: Decades of Don'ts from the Sewing and Crafting World

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A hilarious look at the home-sewing and crafting crazes of the last several decades, Threadbared is a parade of pictures of the “fabulous” clothes and “darling” decorative items that sent people rushing to their sewing machines, knitting bags, and local notions shops. These vintage photographs from instructionbooklets and patterns may bring a smile to your face, but the sassy, snarky commentary provided by Kimberly and Mary will have you in stitches.

Inside, youll find everything from speculation about why 1950s sewing patterns models had such incredibly small waists (Girdles? Malnutrition? Tapeworms?) to commentary on ladies fashion (“Is there anything sexier than a woman who sews her own underwear?”), to all-too-vivid reminders that the 60s wasnt just the Age of Aquariusit was also the Age of Macramé! Laying bare the hideous history of homemade treasures, Threadbared leads crafters, wannabes, and dont-wannabes alike to ponder the age-old question: Did anyone really think this stuff looked good?

Synopsis:

The ladies of ThreadBared.com offer this collection of hilarious, sharp-edged commentary on vintage crafting patterns which redefine the current craft craze as a movement ripe for needling--and not the knit-and-purl variety. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307342072
Subtitle:
Decades of Don'ts from the Sewing and Crafting World
Author:
Watkins, Mary
Author:
Wrenn, Kimberly
Author:
Mary Watkins and Kimberly Wrenn
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Textile Arts - General
Subject:
General Humor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061114
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 2-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.24x7.56x.41 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The ladies of ThreadBared.com offer this collection of hilarious, sharp-edged commentary on vintage crafting patterns which redefine the current craft craze as a movement ripe for needling--and not the knit-and-purl variety. Photos.

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