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This vintage book from 1984 was published by Marshall Cavendish in their Stitch by Stitch range. This book is volume 10 in a series described as a home library of sewing, knitting, crochet and needlecraft.

In this volume, there are patterns for a lacy crochet vest in two lengths, a cuddly cow to cut out stuff and sew in a single evening, patterns for knitting tubular tops for summer, and much more. In all, 14 lessons and 32 projects. Plenty of choice, and I think one of the attractions of this book is the 'pot luck' effect!

Lots of ideas for new craft ideas for your Etsy shop here! Treat yourself to some inspiration, 1980s style.

There are four main sections:
Step by step crochet course, which in this edition focusses on hairpin lace crochet;
Step by step knitting course, including knitting with beads, using ribbon edging to face hems and button holes, and patterns for a skirt, shawl, jacket and cardigan;
Step by step sewing course, with features on buttonholes, a lace Peter Pan collar, applying a yoke to a dress, adding a sailor collar, and patterns for maternity clothes;
Step by step needlework course looking at two methods of free style patchwork, with a pattern for a patchwork yoke for a dress

After these, there are extra sections on crochet for babies, knitted childrens tops, sundresses, caftan and sarong. Finally there is a homemaker section including Austrian shades, a fabric playhouse, a patchwork headboard, circular rug and even a crocheted hammock! This last is pictured in pink and it looks very tempting slung in a summer garden.

It is in excellent condition for a book approaching 30 years old. A hardback, the cover is slightly marked but this is not particularly noticeable, except for small dark marks on the back cover.

Delivery is free in the UK, and I subsidise the overseas shipping price for my heavier books.

If you like vintage books take a look at others in my shop:

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vintage book Stitch by Stitch volume 10 home library of sewing, knitting, crochet and needlecraft

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1980s
  • Ships worldwide from Northampton, United Kingdom
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