Vintage Crafts: June 1949

Mon Ouvrage June 1949 Cover PostJune is just around the corner, so I bring to you the 58-year-old June edition of Mon Ouvrage. Isn’t the cover illustration delightful? There is something timeless about this colorful image: reminiscent of a Japanese print or an antique china pattern, but also similar to many of the cheerful upholstery fabrics of today.

The title of this edition is “La Peinture à l’aiguille,” or “Needle Painting.” If you’ve never attempted embroidery before and would like to try painting with needles, as it were, the CraftTown website has some simple and illustrated instructions to get you going.

In other news, I’ve added “sewing” to my blog categories, since most of the vintage magazines I hope to share include patterns for various garments, though the styles are obviously a bit dated. The shirts in this edition, for example, include some complicated linen and crochet embellishments that may not be worth the while.

With all the projects I have going, I may skip attempting any of these and just frame this magazine itself! The contents and various craft projects in this edition are below. As always, you can click the images for an enlarged size. If you have trouble reading them or would like the original scan to use yourself, just ask and I’d be happy to get it to you.

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