Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the '60s and '70s

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Macramé, appliqué, decoupagé, and more! Cathy Callahan, founder of the popular blog Cathy of California, brings a fresh look to crafts from the '60s and '70s in Vintage Craft Workshop. With an eye toward style, not kitsch, superstar contributors including Diane Gilleland, Jill Bliss, and Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith offer their unique interpretations on 24 vintage projects. Brimming with inspiration shots straight from Callahan's vintage craft books, color photographs of the finished projects, profiles of ...

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Overview

Macramé, appliqué, decoupagé, and more! Cathy Callahan, founder of the popular blog Cathy of California, brings a fresh look to crafts from the '60s and '70s in Vintage Craft Workshop. With an eye toward style, not kitsch, superstar contributors including Diane Gilleland, Jill Bliss, and Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith offer their unique interpretations on 24 vintage projects. Brimming with inspiration shots straight from Callahan's vintage craft books, color photographs of the finished projects, profiles of the original crafters, and tidbits about this unforgettable era, this spirited book makes vintage crafts perfectly stylish for today. Plus, it's easy to get started with step-by-step instructions, how-to illustrations, perforated template pages, and a handy back pocket. Papiermâché never looked so good!

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Craft blogger Callahan (cathyofcalifornia.com) loves vintage crafts from the 1960s and 1970s, and her first book features somewhat contemporary takes on popular crafts of the era. The color palettes, supplies, and techniques featured in the projects are straight out of 1971 yet accessible to today's crafter. Profiles of 1960s–70s craft entrepreneurs as well as contemporary crafters with an interest in vintage crafts are a fun addition. Readers who lived through this era may never want to see a macramé plant hanger or a decoupaged magazine holder again, but for those who didn't, these projects will seem charmingly retro.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811875325
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 1,027,083
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Callahan is the founder of CathyofCalifornia.com and has been featured on the Early Show, the Martha Stewart Show, and in Sunset Magazine. She lives in Los Angeles.

Meiko Takechi Arquillo's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and books in the U.S. and Japan. She lives in Los Angeles.

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