Would you believe 1913? Yep, that’s the year this macrame book I scored on ebay was printed. For being 98 years old, it’s in surprisingly great condition and of course I love it. Actually a softcover, the front and back cover have a pressed paper relief of a macrame design. Did I mention it’s in German? I should also mention I don’t speak or read German. That’s OK, I’m enamored of the quaint designs within.
There are super b&w photos or diagrams for each project and most of them include (what I consider) rare close-up photos of the designs. Included is a pullout newspaper sheet with actual size diagrams of a few of the projects. The sheet has yellowed to the point of brown but it’s beautifully intact. Like modern day instruction books, the last 6 pages are advertisements for more books. Some things never change!
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