May 15, 2012A Trip Back to 1955 – McCalls Needlework Annual
Today we’re going to take a trip back to the crafting world of 1955 – with some excerpts from the McCall’s Needlework Annual! You can click on any of these pictures for a larger view.
First off, before we get to some of the projects – this is my favourite section from my McCall’s Needlework magazines – they had a section where you could send in your pictures of projects that you made from past issues. There were some amazing crafters out there! Definitely click on this one for a bigger view so you can see the pictures.
File this one under products I wish they still made – McCalls apparently used to make pre-packaged, iron on appliques. The veggie appliques are utterly adorable! I’d love to use them on a tablecloth or the like for my kitchen. Readers – have any of you seen/used these appliques or remember someone using them? I’ve never seen them, so I’d love to know!
Another one to file under adorable – a Mexican applique design! These are so cute, I may have to try making these ones up myself!
I don’t know about you, but when I think of tie-dye, I think of the 60s. So, colour me extremely surprised to see a big feature on tye-die in this magazine!
The tie-dye looks so cute on the circle skirt! It’s definitely unexpected to see on such a classic 50s design, but it looks really interesting.
This is another one that I definitely might have to try!
I hope you enjoyed our trip back to 1955, readers! And I hope this will give you some project ideas to try!