Synopses & Reviews
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?
A hilarious parody of the world of needlecrafts offers witty and pointed commentary on vintage crafting patterns, in a nostalgic, illustrated look at an era in which girls wore shirtwaist dresses to school and darning socks made sense. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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.