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The Hook and The Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in American Popular Culture, 1840-1876 (Library Company of Philadelphia)

The Hook and The Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in American Popular Culture, 1840-1876
by Nicole Scalessa (Library Company of Philadelphia)
(Paperback, 46 pages, 2001, ISBN: 0914076981, $15.00)

Hook and BookNicole’s casual interest in old crochet and knitting patterns grew into a mission to search The Library Company’s collections and make available to patrons a comprehensive database of holdings focused on needle crafts and their relationship to the economy of the family, leisure, philanthropy, and manufacturing.

Read the Google Preview: Hook and Book of this book before you purchase it.

Nicole’s research has allowed her to cross-reference a large number of materials on the history of knitting and crochet throughout the 19th century and translate patterns of the period for modern use while uncovering a social history of knitting and crochet in early American culture.

The culmination of her research is presented in both the exhibition and her book “Historic Reflections in Crochet.”

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July 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm Leave a comment

Father’s Day Book Special: Ultimate Tie Kit: Everything You Need to Create a Wearable Masterpiece (ISBN: 0762412259)

Weekly Book Special: June 8th-June 14th

Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, June 20th. Looking for the perfect gift for Dad? Well, look no further! This week’s special is:

Ultimate Tie Kit:
Everything You Need to Create a Wearable Masterpiece

Written by Conn McQuinn, Illustrated by Corinda Cook
(Tie Kit with Paperback Book, 48 pages, 2002, $20.00)

Ultimate Tie Kit CoverInside this kit is everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind necktie for your friend or family member.

Have fun with painting, stenciling and stamping techniques from the 48-page illustrated book, which includes: the history of the tie, how-to instructions for decorating a tie and creative ideas to spark your imagination.

This kit also includes four non-toxic water-based fabric paints, stencil sheet, tie template, two paintbrushes, stencil brush, sponge, gift box and one yellow necktie.

Take a look at the complete kit:
Ultimate Tie Kit

“Just follow the easy instructions to paint, stamp, or stencil a unique design on the yellow necktie, then present your wearable masterpiece in the included gift box,” writes the Flowers and Gifts blog. “We bet dad never got a tie like this before!”

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June 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

50% Off Easter Cookbook with Family Activities

Weekly Book Special: March 29th-April 4th

Sunday is Easter, an important religious holiday and a fun family time to hunt for painted eggs. This week’s special is:

Easter Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family
Written by Jill O’Connor, Illustrated by Mikyla Bruder, Photographs by Jonelle Weaver
(Paperback, 96 pages, 2000, $15.00)

Easter Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family

Catch a healthy case of Spring Fever with nearly 50 festive recipes and craft ideas in this book!

These tantalizing confections and easy craft projects revel in the Easter spirit — from Chicken Little Cookie Pops to fuzzy Peter Cottontail Finger Puppets.

Simple, whimsical craft ideas will keep kids busy dyeing and decorating eggs, adorning baskets, and creating springtime decorations. Full-color photos.

Our favorite recipe is for the Easter Bunny Cake (click to enlarge):

Easter Treats: Easter Bunny Cake

“Anyone who enjoys the Easter holiday will love this,” writes Calissa Leigh at the Curled Up with a Good Kid’s Book Web site. “[T]he lovely decorations you could use for a number of different occasions; the recipes themselves could be used at any time of the year. Easter Treats is a nice addition to your recipe collection and would make a nice gift around holiday time.”

“Author Jill O’Connor emphasizes fun over artistic perfection,” writes reviewer Jill Lightner. “She makes it easy to enjoy yourself, with thorough instructions, fresh ideas, and an easygoing presentation.”

All orders include a special spring-themed gift!

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March 29, 2010 at 10:17 am Leave a comment


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