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Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 36

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 36 (October 1948)

Magazine is in good condition for its age.

Booklet ID: N&N36

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Felt appliqué, Needlework, Freestyle Embroidery.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for. No transfers are included. Knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full:

The Nativity (cover design), N&N transfer P621-D714*;
"Gifties" felt items - free transfer and shapes not available;
"Cosy Cottage" picture, N&N transfer P621-D715*;
Decorative border, N&N transfer P621-D716*;
"In Our Orchard" tablecloth motifs, N&N transfer P621-D717*;
Lingerie sprays, N&N transfer P621-D718*;
Felt slippers and case, N&N transfer P621-D719*;
"Punch and Judy" hot water bottle cover, N&N transfer P621-D720*;
"Tray Cloth" Royal School of Needlework transfer 34*.
Felt slippers and case pattern diagram included.
Knitting and crochet patterns: "All Set for the Party" crochet fascinator and buttons, Ribbon-trimmed bedjacket/cardigan (all included and some illustrated above).

Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "36".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.