Hippie Crafts: Creating a Hip New Look Using Groovy '60s Crafts
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Hippie Crafts: Creating a Hip New Look Using Groovy '60s Crafts

by Joanne O'Sullivan
     
 

They’re so far out! These fab projects take 60s cool and update them to New Millennium funky. What a blast from the past: macramé, crochet, and lots of flower power to tap into nostalgia for the Age of Aquarius. Modern-day hippies will proudly handcraft and show off a back-in-style suede fringe vest, woven belt, and beaded headband. Want a crash

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They’re so far out! These fab projects take 60s cool and update them to New Millennium funky. What a blast from the past: macramé, crochet, and lots of flower power to tap into nostalgia for the Age of Aquarius. Modern-day hippies will proudly handcraft and show off a back-in-style suede fringe vest, woven belt, and beaded headband. Want a crash pad where everyone will let it all hang out? Light it up with sand and rainbow layer candles, add some tie-dyed throw pillows, and invite guests to get cozy under a granny-square afghan in tasteful contemporary hues. Easy-to-
follow instructions detail every technique, and sidebars cover everything from hippie fashion, music, and art to the politics and big events that defined the era.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
The counterculture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s spawned an explosion of handmade crafts that grew out of exuberant free expression and ethnic influences, much of it still with us today. Some of the step-by-step projects in this book, such as the long blue jeans skirt or the peace symbol medallion, are retro Sixties. Others, like the desert dream catcher and crocheted amulet bag, will be familiar to modern crafters. Interspersed throughout are vintage Seventies illustrations from Jean Ray Laury & others' Creating Body Coverings and Alexandra Jacopetti and Jerry Wainwright's Native Funk & Flash. This nostalgia trip is sure to liven up public library collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906030
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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