When I worked for the New York Public Library, one of my favorite things to do was peruse the vintage craft books in the library stacks. So I was completely thrilled to discover Cathy Callahan’s Vintage Craft Workshop. Cathy takes crafts from the ’60s and ’70s and makes them new again. For many of the projects, she even includes photos of the original inspiration. The projects, contributed by an array of talented folks, range from recycled-bottle wind chimes to a macramé hanger. A lot of us find inspiration in vintage crafts, but I love how this book really honors the original source — whether it’s a photograph of three ladies from the ’60s, a magazine article or a project from a book. — Amy A.
Image above: Recycled-bottle wind chime
Image above: Tulip apron
Image above: Lady vase