October 23, 2012This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Cruel Crewel Edition
By Betty Crafter
This week I continue my descent down the rabbit hole that is McCalls Needlework & Crafts. This time it’s fall/winter 1969. There is a lot to love here – for example, how much more 1969 can you get than this dining space?
You know you want to immediately make those psychedelic bench cushions.
But even though these mid century McCalls Needlework & Crafts mags have so many great craft ideas and eye candy, I do have a huge complaint. The mercilessly tease me with their promises of incredible crewel kits that can be mine for a few dollars just by sending a check…to a long defunct address, I’m sure. No fair! What I wouldn’t give to be able to have these kits in my greedy little hands…
Delectable, right? Maybe it’s time to start paying more attention to my internet searches for these kits!