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
I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and four sweet grandchildren - three boys and a girl.