crafts for the elderly

Crafting for the Senior Set

Crafts for the Elderly
Gould and Gould
1971

This book is probably the worst book ever for learning a craft. I understand that this was written for eldercare staff on creating some recreational projects. However, there are practically no pictures, the print is small, and the projects are kind of dumb.

I can appreciate the idea of crafting or any kind of programming for folks that have limited mobility issues, but this book is not necessarily the answer.

Norwegian Rosemaling cover

Norwegian Rosemaling

Norwegian Rosemaling: Decorative Painting on Wood
Miller and Aarseth
1974

True confessions: this was found at my own library. It’s been hanging out in the Crafts collection for 45 years. It has quite a lot of circulations, though none recently. It’s not a bad subject for a public library collection, especially in an area where Norwegian culture is prevalent (which it is not here!).