Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sew Nostalgic

Here as promised are some pages from the 1970's Golden Hands crafts magazines. I've learned all kinds of useful sewing and general crafty tips just from browsing through while choosing pictures to show you.
Some of my favourites are the beautiful fashion drawings that I think are still lively and vibrant now - they speak of their era without looking dated.
This spread shows How To Tie Dye - such fun, everyone had a try...so messy and so unpredictable...so likely to cause a disaster and make your mum cross.....
Patchwork was really popular, especially using hexagons - and it was often used as an applique on clothes as well as the traditional grandmother's flower garden flower quilts.
I love some of the patterns for embroidery - like the delicate applique and embroidered flowers here.....
....and the cute little red and white spotted toadstools here. I just might have to stitch some of these...!

But now I'm going out to tidy my autumn garden while the sun is shining. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the autumn (or spring!) sun is shining on you too. x

3 comments:

marigold jam said...

Oh how it takes me back - I remember all those magazine articles and kept them for ages - still have a few somewhere I think!

Hope you got your gardening done and that you enjoy your weekend.

Jane

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the fashion drawings too! My daughter studied fashion and of course the finished garments were all important but I really, really loved all the fashion drawings!
Hope you got all the gardening done and that your weather has been as lovely as ours!
Vivienne x

barbara said...

Yes, I did make a tie-dyed T shirt! Aqua and green in fact ...
The hexagon quilt is still classic and charming isn't it?
Hope you have a happy day in the garden Helen.