Stack of crafting books

What's old is new again. The SVA Library has some excellent books from the 1960s and 70s on what is now called DIY. You could take a class at Urban Outfitters. Or even better, go straight to an original source for some inspiration. Take a look at the books below and get excited about Marcamé, Papier Mâché, and Stitchery.

Macramé

The Macramé Pattern Book


The Macrame pattern book












































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Macramé You Can Wear: a complete basic course in macramé and 25 brand-new wearable projects with full instructions

Photograph of the inside of a macrame book.

(link to library record)

Macramé: the art of creative knotting

Pages showing how to macrame































(link to library record)


Stitchery

The Stitchery Idea Book
Book page with an image of embroidered jeans










































(link to library record)

Creative Stitchery
book pages showing the reader how to dye clothing


































(link to library record)

Designing with Thread
Book page showing a crocheted sculpture

































(library record)


Papier Mâché

Papier Mâché
Book pages showing painted plant pots

































(library record)