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  • Introduction
  • Feltcraft(Audrey Hersch)
  • Papercraft(Bruce Angrave)
  • Corn Weaving(Irena Clanfield)
  • Rugmaking(Patons & Baldwins Ltd)
  • Jewelry(Alison Richards)
  • Toymaking(Lister Yarns Ltd, Diana Biggs, Anne Hulbert, Katie Dyson)
  • Appliqué(Patricia Philpott)
  • Beadwork(Pam Hartland, Anne Hulbert, Joyce Thyer, Audrey Hersch)
  • Patchwork(Lynette Syme)
  • Smocking(Lynette Syme)
  • Quilting(Shirley Lane, Jill Newton)
  • Festive Papercraft
  • Candlemaking(David Constable)
  • Macramé(Anne Croot, Maxine Fitter, Hobby Horse Ltd)
  • Tie-dyeing(Frances Diplock, Ruth Francis)
  • Pebble Polishing(Len Cacutt)
  • Tatting(Mary Konior, Hobby Horse Ltd)
  • Basketwork(Anne Hulbert)
  • Fabric Craft(Shirley Lane, Audrey Hersch, Valerie Janitch)
  • Lampshades
  • Collage(Valerie Janitch, Frances Rhodes)
  • Batik(Frances Diplock, Ruth Francis)
  • Embroidery(Jane Simpson, Valerie Janitch, Jane Simpson)
  • Crewel Work(Lydia Cole-Powney)
  • Needlepoint(Mary Rhodes, Jane Simpson, J&P Coates Ltd, Margaret Beautement)
  • Crochet
  • Knitting(Wendy Wools Ltd, Lister Yarns Ltd)
  • Useful Addresses

Title: The Book of Handicrafts for all the family
Editor: Eve Harlow
Format/Publication Date: HC:1975
Publisher: Longmeadow Press, Norwalk, Conn.
Language: English
Page Count: 189
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 090423004X

SUMMARY- This is a neat collection of craft disciplines that came out during a time period when there was a frenzy of crafting that continued to evolve to the present, where the internet and Youtube have taken over the task of disseminating basic instruction. Mary Konior was on the list of contributors for the tatting article, and David Constable, another name I recognize(he published some of my favorite candle-making books) for the candlemaking article. The tatting patterns given are very basic: Handkerchief Edging, String Belt, Pillowcase Edging, Linen Traycloth Edging/Insertions. The patterns use the old written notation.

From the line-up of contributors, it is clear the book was first published in England, and mine is a later reprint for the USA.