My mother had a book when I was growing up which was (apparently) named Arts and Crafts. It was a hefty tome written in the 1970’s but is the best craft book I have ever read. It covered everything from candle-making, corn dollies, crochet, knitting, screen printing, clear casting in plastic to painting in watercolours and acrylic. The photography was beautiful and the projects were all clearly set out and easy to follow. After much searching on Google etc, I still have not been able to locate this book. Neither of my parents have it (although they both remember it fondly) so it is entirely possible that it fell apart through being too well thumbed (I used to spend ages poring over it during the summer holidays as a child).
I wondered if anybody else has this book or has read it? For me it proves that, despite the sniffy tone that many journalists use when talking about craft in the 1970’s, many lovely and inspiring things were produced.