Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Workbasket Magazine - March 1946




The March, 1946 issue of Workbasket magazine, with two crochet projects - a shopping bag and the pineapple doily on the cover - and two pages of instruction on how to do hemstitching.

Also, in response to the rubber consumer goods shortage mentioned last week, the following helpful hint:



Four double pages to download and print off can be found on my Flickr account.

7 comments:

Patricia Young said...

I just found my next project. :)

Shay said...

You masochist!

Sam said...

Can Patricia post pictures of how she is going on this doiley? And how much drinking is involved?

Lady Anne said...

Regarding the post about trying to stop the sink with a rolled up towel My grandparents had a farm, and we used a nest egg. The "china" ones don't float, and because they taper, they will fit any drain.

Shay said...

I wonder if a darning egg would work as well -- I remember back in the bad old days (pre-collapse), travelers to the Soviet Union were advised to pack a tennis ball because Russian sinks and bathtubs rarely had drainplugs.

Bunnykins said...

My ancient darning eggs are wood; I think they'd float. I learn something every day: who knew about china nest eggs? Tennis balls? One with a hole in it to keep it down? I kept wondering why someone didn't just put a coat or three of varnish or roofing tar on the underside of the cloth to keep it waterproof, or even linseed oil if you could stand the stink, or maybe cut up rubber undertube from an old tire to make a flat plug.

Shay said...

My mother had a wooden and a china egg in her mending basket. She was a farm girl, and it suddenly occurs to me that the china one may have been a nest egg.

I am not going to rush out and buy one for the experiment, but I wonder if the suction from water trying to escape down the drain would hold the tennis ball in place.