The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Trade Paper
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse General- General

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

by

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

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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:
Mary Watkins and Kimberly Wrenn
Author:
Wrenn, Kimberly
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.

Other books you might like

  1. Mushrooms Demystified 2ND Edition
    Sale Trade Paper $24.98
  2. Silent Spring
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet
    Used Trade Paper $12.95
  4. The Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A...
    New Hardcover $15.25

Related Subjects

Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Sewing

Threadbared: Decades of Don'ts from the Sewing and Crafting World Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307342072 Reviews:
"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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.