CraftyPod #42: 60's and 70's Crafts, with Cathy Callahan

11 Jan 2007

 
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In this show:

An interview with Cathy Callahan, author of the splendid Cathy of California blog.
- The glories of crafts from the 1960's and 70's.
- Why vintage craft books of that era are so very diggable.

Get into some groovy crafts:

Visit the rest of the Cathy of California website.

Find 60's and 70's craft books on eBay. Try these search terms:

- Vintage Craft Book
- Better Homes & Gardens (or BHG)
- Aleene

Biblio.com often has Better Homes & Gardens books for a buck apiece!
Quite a few people are selling vintage craft books on Etsy.
Another reason to love Flickr: the Vintage Hobby Books Group!
The Book of Ratings weighs in on 70's crafts.
You can find 60's and 70's sewing patterns at Patterns from the Past.

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Comments

Hi Diane,

Nice interview. I found Cathy's site a couple months ago and love it! I have totally gone back to my california craft roots. Bring on the burlap! Thanks for the interview and the site looks great! this is my first time.

Krissy


Amazing interview, thanks so much! I have started collecting 70's Christmas art from my family. I'm expanding to apples and owls, I just love it all. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~~Meg


Your podcast was sitting in itunes waiting for me to listen, and I finally just had time. It jus had to tell you how much I LOVE the new site! Learning cliff...I know the feeling :) Cathy was great, too. Thanks for all you do!


Kathy, I can't believer you remember Fad of the Month, I was just floored when I seen the pictures. My mom got me started in the early 60s, my first kit was the "Coffee Mill Planter", don't have it any more, but I still have the fake wooden Christmas Shoe, the Christmas ornaments made out of plastic apply, orange, and the other one I gave away. I most likely have more stuff, all over the house, pictures and etc. With my husband in the Air Force, we moved alot, and lost the address for the Fad of the Month club and been looking for it for years.


Kathy, I can't believer you remember Fad of the Month, I was just floored when I seen the pictures. My mom got me started in the early 60s, my first kit was the "Coffee Mill Planter", don't have it any more, but I still have the fake wooden Christmas Shoe, the Christmas ornaments made out of plastic apply, orange, and the other one I gave away. I most likely have more stuff, all over the house, pictures and etc. With my husband in the Air Force, we moved alot, and lost the address for the Fad of the Month club and been looking for it for years.


Hi Diane,

Nice interview. I found Cathy's site a couple months ago and love it! I have totally gone back to my california craft roots. Bring on the burlap! Thanks for the interview and the site looks great! this is my first time.

Krissy


Amazing interview, thanks so much! I have started collecting 70's Christmas art from my family. I'm expanding to apples and owls, I just love it all. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~~Meg


Your podcast was sitting in itunes waiting for me to listen, and I finally just had time. It jus had to tell you how much I LOVE the new site! Learning cliff...I know the feeling :) Cathy was great, too. Thanks for all you do!