When I was fifteen I started to collect GOLDEN HANDS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRAFTS - a partwork publication. It cost 35pence per issue. I had a lot of fun making loads of the crafts included and it was often hard to wait for the next issue. I made flowers out of tissue paper and crape paper, tried varies different types of weaving and made assorted soft toys.
Crafts covered included :- BASKETRY, BEADWORK,CLAY,APPLIQUE,PATCHWORK,SEWING, SOFT SULPTURE, UPHOLSTRY, PAINTING,PRINTING ENAMELING,LAPIDARY, LEATHERWORK, METALWORK, MOSAIC, PAPERCRAFTS, WAX, WOOD and lots more. In my mid twenties after moving home several times I decided it was dated and got rid of it.
MAJOR MISTAKE yes some fashions changed and even in the seventies I could not see the attraction of jewellery made from forks but I have yet to see a more comprehesive collection of crafts. If you ever find a copy of this grab it. I was incredibly lucky and was given a replacement by a friend who had discovered it about to be thrown away.