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Weaving Evil

weaving 1977 coverWeaving ’77
Ziemer and Smith
1977

Hey, I am all about the fiber arts and weaving can be just beautiful. Unfortunately, there is no “beautiful” weaving in this book. In fact, I am pretty sure this book should be burned in some kind of cleansing ritual since there are detailed instructions on how to weave a clown wall hanging. As you know, any clown themed decorating is the work of the devil.

The other projects are pretty awful as well. The last photo seems to be some kind of abstract mustache/mouth thing.

Mary

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Furry Fear

furry novelties craft book cover

You Can Make Furry Novelties
Zimmerman
1971

When ever I hear the word furry, I immediately think of the the bizarre world of “furries” and not the ever so “delightful” creatures pictured here. Aside from giving me some lovely ideas for Holly’s next birthday present, I am thinking that these aren’t just dated, they are SCARY! Someone, please do something to fix that bunny’s face. Is that blood dripping from its mouth? Is it really a bunny?

Mary

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Evil Crafts for Kids

Children's Crafts - cover

Children’s Crafts
Fun and Creativity for Ages 5-12
Warton
1976

This is your basic 1970s craft book for kids. It’s just okay. The crafts just look dated and the photography/illustrations don’t really help in terms of construction. Personally, I have to reject this book because it contains an applehead doll craft  and a “jumping George” aka a clown.  This is just too much evil in one place. Even if you are willing to overlook the obvious flaws of clowns and applehead dolls, I think everyone could find better stuff on the Internet.

Mary

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