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Stylin’ With Flair!

Mary Mulari’s Garments with Style: Adding Flair to Tops, Jackets, Vests, Dresses, and More!

Submitter:  I had to laugh at this one when I found it today on shelves in the small public library where I work. It’s only 16 years old. Only.

Holly: I would have guessed late 1980s by the pictures.  Did people still wear prints like that in the mid-90s? Either way, they are no longer “garments with style.”



Calling All Indiana Coverlet Weavers

Indiana Coverlet Weavers coverIndiana Coverlet Weavers and their Coverlets

Submitter: During inventory at my middle school library, I came across this 1974 book that seems to have a very limited audience.  I can’t imagine any middle school student wanting to check this out.  Sure enough, it had only been checked out by two people–both teachers, long since retired.  It may have been used for a “Pioneer Days” project.  However, in the chapter on Dyes, one recipe starts out “Fill a large earthenware crock with urine…”  Those are not instructions you ever want to give a middle schooler!

Holly: No, they are not!  Is your middle school library at least in Indiana? This is a very strange choice for a middle school library anywhere, though I’m sure it’s a lovely book with uses elsewhere.

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Groovy Pillows

Pillows - coverPillows: Designs, Patterns, Projects

Submitter: It is a 1978 DIY guide for how to make groovy pillow designs with butterfly appliqués (among others).  The disturbing thing to me about this loser is that it sat for DECADES before it got pulled THIS MONTH.

Holly: Craft books go out of date so quickly!

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