I'd like to have a giveaway here once a month. How does that sound? Sometimes it'll be something I've made, sometimes it'll be from my own collection of things. To kick it off, I'm lessening my vintage craft book collection by one, and giving away "The Complete Book of Sewing" from 1972, by Larry Eisinger.
It's a great book: part instructional, part conversational. Chapters include "Making Curtains", "It's Best to Baste" and "Know Your Stitches". My favorite chapter is called "Teaching Your Daughters To Sew", and reads "Our daughters live in a machine age and want streamlined speed. To them, samplers and and long-drawn-out routines vanished with the horse and buggy." Too true!
Not only are there amazingly fashionable pictures, but there's great instructional drawings, teaching different hems, how to install zippers and sleaves, etc.
You can win this book by leaving a comment on this blog post. I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner by the end of October, and post the next giveaway at the beginning of November!
This contest is now closed.
The random number generator has chosen Gram as the winner of the craft book. Congrats! Email me your name and address, and I'll be happy to send it along.