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Coats & Clark’s Studio Card No. 2
Coats & Clark’s Sales Corp

Submitter: So groovy it’s amazing! I think [first image below] is my absolute fave!! Came in with large donation of women’s needlework, craft periodicals and books.

Holly: This might be useful at some sort of fashion-related archive, or it might sell at a book sale aimed at “nostalgia.” It is super groovy, as Submitter indicates, so someone will likely want it. That someone is just not a circulating collection. But gosh, thanks for the donation.

(This ended up in a rare book room at a university, which is a reasonable place for it.)

Mary: This looks like a casting call for a Jacqueline Susann movie adaptation.

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  1. Not to mention the itch potential of knit woolen pants/shorts! And +1 for Louise’s comment.

    1. They’re probably not wool. Coats & Clark is the parent company of Red Heart. They’re biggest product is acrylics.

      1. Actually – they probably were mostly wool. My mother made some similar to this from wool yarn in the late 60’s. Orange knit skirt with owls in the border 🙂

  2. C’mon, let’s be honest: we all know that if we wait long enough this stuff will come back….

  3. So, um, which university library? I might need to make a trip there. I love that green skirt.

    1. Honestly, if you find this PLEASE I need these patterns haha. I would absolutely wear these shorts and skirts!

  4. That green skirt might be adapted into a nice Christmas tree skirt. 🙂 I’ll freely admit I have accidentally started collecting these old craft booklets, just to marvel at the fashions and color combinations (also, home decorating books from the 60s have some amazing pictures). Since I started volunteering with the local Friends of the Library, I’ve scored quite a few from the donations – told the person who deals with crafty books that I would love anything too old, weird, or bizarre to sell, and there seems to be a LOT of those around.

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