Keeping the vintage housewife up-to-date, a Needlecraft magazine from July 1926. A lesson in the art of crochet , a wonderful runner with ends made in Irish Crochet , flower basket design. Oh, it is quite lovely. Another lovely, is the instruction for making filet crochet in a rose design. Made in a circular border, it is nearly 6" wide. It is quite impressive. Offered are table and bed linens in a selection of purchased stamp goods for embroidery. Even though no instructions they are fun for inspiration.
What was fashionable for the summer of 1926? Find out from the 3 full pages of women's dresses, from tunic style to low waisted. Long and short sleeve, daywear to dress-up. One of the pages is Needlecraft's Gretchen Frocks. These dresses were stamped goods in different style and pattern. Each with directions and floss for embroidering. Along with the fashion pages, are directions for crocheting a coat sweater, ornamented with cross-stitch. Really neat. Another crochet pattern is for a sweet dress in a dainty look.
What would a magazine be without a few food recipes or advertising pages. Even the cover of this magazine is delightful. It is illustrated by Helen Grant of three little girls, in summer frocks, playing in the garden with toys. You can just see the happiness on their faces.
Condition of the magazine is nice although a corner tear (3/4" x 3/4") in the scroll border of cover. It does not interfer with the graphic of the children. Complete with no page loss. 30 pages in the magazine. The back cover advertises Gold Dust washing powder.