Yesterday I made my usual Wednesday trawl around our local charity shops. We have a good selection in Wallasey and New Brighton as there are St. John's Hospice, Age UK, St. Vincent, British Heart Foundation, Roy Castle Foundation, Barnardo's, Claire House, Sue Ryder and Oxfam, though some of them carry a lot of new stuff, which I'm not really interested apart from the cards.
I found this book in Oxfam for the princely sum of £1.99.
|McCalls Sewing in Colour.|
|Full of useful dress-making information|
The fabric - a large piece of red cotton, a grey velvet and a lovely flowered print. All of which will be used to Elsie May and Bertha projects.
|Charity shop fabric finds.|
|Another embroidery booked added to my collection.|
|Using french knots to create a picture.|
The magazine is a 1956 edition of 'Needlewoman and Needlecraft', and it still has its free transfer still inside.
|Needlewoman and Needlecraft 1956 edition.|
|The intact embroidery transfers.|
|Two knitting patterns.|
|A vintage diamante brooch.|
Pop into your local charity shops to find your own goodies (or you could buy something from the Elsie May and Bertha Vintage Emporium).