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Decorate Your Home with Macrame!

macrame open house cover

Macrame Open House

My new collection responsibilities include crafting, so naturally I am running into tons of titles featuring some of this lovely crap, I mean stuff. Macrame books have been a staple at ALB and this book fits right in to our growing archive of macrame. My particular favorite of this book is featured in the last picture below. Who wouldn’t want a patriotic themed wall hanging of a Ewok-looking Uncle Sam? It also might be a cat face. I’m not sure. (Special Note: I am well aware of the fact that Return of the Jedi was not released until 1983, so we can assume the crafter was NOT going for a Star Wars theme.)

May the crafting force be with you,



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Knot Again!


We haven’t had a macrame book show up in a while here at the ALB home offices. When this showed up, I grabbed it. Macrame was such a thing in the late 60s and early 70s. I remember getting a wedding shower gift in 1982 of a macrame wall hanging of a chicken. I thought it was a joke at the time since even 1982 was too late for a macrame anything. (It wasn’t.) I gave it as a joke to a friend of mine as a she got married, and I believe she passed it on as well. Somewhere, the macrame chicken is out there as a testament to all bad gifts.



More Groovy Macrame:

The Craft that Haunts Every Library

Oh Yay! More Macrame!

Macrame Forever

Glorious Macrame (don’t miss the fashions!)

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Groovy Teen Crap, I mean Crafts

Great and Groovy Things to Make

If this is still floating around someone’s teen section, I will probably have to kill myself. Teens in 1972 are today’s GRANDPARENTS. Of course, this craptastic book has macrame and tie dye! Yes, I do realize that much of the stuff in this book is popular again, but I am quite sure no modern teen will get past the title and cover without saying “I sure as hell don’t want to look like Grandma!” Oh, and if one more person tells me not to “judge a book by its cover,” I will probably throw up.

Keep this for your fantasy 70s collection, but get it the heck out of a current teen section.

Stay groovy!


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