Here's another glimpse down memory lace ~ a look at a July 1937 issue of Home Arts Needlework magazine. The cover of this issue is adorably sweet of Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. Illustrated by Mary Sherman Wright Jones. The magazine features 26 pages.
There are a number of pages of women's summer fashions ~ plus tidbits of whimsy for making knitting bags, grosgrain ribbon belts, rubber lined beach bags and crocheted book covers. Or dress your beach chairs with colorful appliques. Although the appliques were purchased kits to finish, this page could be an inspiration making your own designs. Another cute purchased pattern to be admired, is the hollyhock flowers and garden gate embroidered on a table runner for outdoor's dining.
If you like to knit, and with a page of directions, you could knit a set of oval or square table placemats. Even make small coasters for stemware or drinking glasses. Or if crocheting is your cup of tea, maybe you would like to make this beautiful fillet border linen tablecloth? It is an impressive cloth in an octagon shape.
Of course, no woman's magazine would be complete without some recipes. Here to can make from scratch jellies and jams, from gooseberry jelly, raspberry currant jam and blackberry jam. I know, it is so much easier out of a jar today but what fun reading!
To round out the magazine, a few articles on household hints. Of course, what magazine would not have advertising?
Magazine is completely in black and white except for the colored covers.
Magzine is complete. Nice with only the normal handling one would expect.