Thursday, 1 October 2009

Vintage Thingies 42 - Handicraft Magazines


... because it is Thursday. This week I will show you some of the old magazines my mother gave me to keep when I visited her. These are the Omin käsin (by hand, or by my own hands) magazine's issues from the 50's. Patterns for the loom, second from the right are bands made with tablet weave or crios techniques, and on the right some modern embroideries on wool. I remember some cushion covers my mother embroidered at that time, wool on wool.




These are newer issues, 60's to 70's. Patterns for clothes, jewelry, cross stitch ...



Here you have a chance for some neck gymnastics, blogger insists this picture should be shown rotated this way! Soft toys from mouse to elephant.


The DIY magazine on the left shows such ugly dolls on the cover that I had to hide the face of the other doll, with massive eyebrows! The next magazine is called Kaunis koti, beautiful home, and there are many patterns for curtains, table cloths and so on. Two more issues of Omin käsin, one with modern embroideries again and the one on the right shows how to dye your own wool yarn using cones, lichen, mushrooms or wild flowers. I just love the soft shades of the yarn. If you want to know more about dyeing with plants, you can read the interview I made last autumn with a sewing class friend Hanna.



This was all for this week. Go back to Coloradolady's blog and see all the other vintage thingies of this Thursday. Happy VTT!

25 comments:

  1. i think i just might have one or two similar books..aren't they FUN!

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  2. I always get great ideas from these older books.

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  3. Your mom has some terrific vintage treasures! I have a collection of felt and yarn stuffed animals my mom made for Christmas one year--in the '60s--bright colors.

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  4. I love vintage craft magazines which can spark new ideas for creating.

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  5. I guess people will be going through our magazines in 40 years and say the same things....your magazines are great! I also like your win!! Lucky you! And I can't wait to see what you do with all your old ties....very interesting!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  6. I love crafting books, especially japanese crafting books. The projects are spectacular and you can tell what to do from the pictures alone

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  7. Old magazines are just plain fun to have and look through.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  8. I had a lot of craft magazines from the 1970s and 1980s, but had to get rid of them due to lack of space.

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  9. Fun books! You must be so glad she saved them.

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  10. Wonderful books, Ulla! How can someone make a doll whose face is so ugly you have to hide it's face - LOL! Sometimes I do wonder! I love the cover of the book on the far right in the first photo - looks like you could update the colors and made something really gorgeous!
    Cheers!

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  11. Your post is bringing back a lot of good memories!!

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  12. Ulla, these are great to look through and get new ideas from ideas of old...love the soft toy one...those are really cute.

    Have a great Weekend and a wonderful VTT!

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  13. I want to see the picture of the ugly doll!! That's so funny! It must be reeeaallly ugly! I like the one with the toys the best. They're all so cute, and I think they look very current, even though the magazine is from the 60s!
    Happy VTT!

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  14. I would enjoy going through all those books.You never know what you will find from the past.

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  15. Some of those look like real treasuries of ideas. So how ugly is the doll? I know I'm totally warped. LOL

    Have you read Purple and Paisley's funny post on an old magazine she found? It had me laughing.

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  16. Wonderful magazines, esp. the natural dyeing one. I'd never be able to read them!

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  17. I'm totally craft-impaired, so I enjoy all such magazines for the art and the clever, beautiful things people create.

    These look like a wonderful find, and you'll have lots of lovely days with your handiwork in the coming Winter.

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  18. I have quite a few of these that my mother and grandmother used now my daughter is trying her hand at it

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  19. I love looking at the old books and magazines. The doll with the eyebrows sounds funny! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I LOVE that tall rag doll on the front of one of those magazines! It's almost as big as they toddler holding it.

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  21. These are so neat! I am loving the softies!!!!

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  22. I've some old knitting patterns and have found them very useful over the years. Useful things remain useful even though styles change.

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  23. I too have lots of old magazines. I was once given some that included dates from before I was born!

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