Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Crochet - A Table Mat from 1953


From the February, 1953 issue of Workbasket magazine.  Three pages of instructions can be found on my Flickr account, along with instructions on how to take the lettering off of feedsacks,  the Fat Girl's Diet and something that looks like a scold's bridle but promises that Fifteen Minutes a Day Brings Thrilling New Loveliness!

In related news, I was free for a few hours one morning last week and hit a couple of local thrift shops returning with -- among other treasures -- a dozen copies of Workbasket, only one of which I already had (I had to buy the lot).

When one of my fellow trainees heard this, she mentioned that she had all of her aunt's copies and did I want them?

(hell, yes).

2 comments:

Patricia Young said...

WooHoo! New patterns to be published. I am working on that beautiful pineapple doily you put up a bit ago. That will take me a while to finish. But boy, will it be worth it.

Shay said...

Don't forget to send a photo of the finished product...