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Craptastic Crafts and Hobbies

Looking to make something? This the category that includes crafts, hobbies, projects for home and office

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How to Have Fun with Macrame
Inderieden
1974

Submitter: Attached are scans of a 1974 macrame book that is still in circulation.  People do actually check it out.  I think because we have no up to date books on the subject.  The colors remind me of a pair of polyester pants I had when I was ten years old.  They had fish on them.  Oh, the colorful memories.

Holly: You have no up to date books on the subject because there aren’t any! This is cataloged as a children’s book.  Why on earth would a public library hang on to a craft book that is 36 years old?  If (and it’s a very big if…) macrame is making a come back, buy a new book on the topic.  The people in these drawings are wearing bell bottoms and smocks, for pete’s sake!

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Woodsy Women

 

Woman in the Woods
Farmer
1976

Submitter: While I am not a librarian, I do think I’m qualified as a historian to declare this book a rather wondrous find!

Holly: While maybe the information is still valid, who is going to get past the premise of  “hey girls,  you too can like the outdoors”?   I can already feel women everywhere cringing!  Please, please, please: weed this if it is on your shelves.

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