Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion, and Fun

Amy Barickman s Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion Mary s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with Amy, was to educate women, encourAmy Barickman s Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion Mary s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with Amy, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work Mary s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life In Vintage Notions, Amy Barickman joins creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary s work and showcase it alongside her own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters The book features Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas Four storage pockets one for each season Twelve Magic Patterns easy to make, chic sewing projects Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community
Amy Barickman s Vintage Notions An Inspirational Guide to Needlework Cooking Sewing Fashion and Fun Amy Barickman s Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework cooking sewing fashion and fun This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken

  • Title: Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion, and Fun
  • Author: Mary Brooks Picken Amy Barickman
  • ISBN: 9780982627006
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion, and Fun”

    1. Not what I was expecting, but it did have some useful tips and hints from the past in sewing and homemaking.

    2. Amy Barickman's thimble runneth over in this book! With slick pages with color on every page, one would think this book would cost a fortune. At $29.99 this book is a steal. Broken into the months/seasons of the year, Vintage Notions is an inspiration to all, not just Barickman. Mary Brooks Picken, a Kansas native, started the Woman's Institute in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1914. In 1920, she introduced a monthly newsletter titled "Inspiration." And that is what Barickman has given us: inspiratio [...]

    3. Great look into the ways women of the 20s and 30s made their lives beautiful. Given my penchant for all things vintage, I thought it was fabulous.

    4. I've never read a book like this before, and enjoyed it very much. Full of patterns for everything from aprons to children's Halloween costumes to furniture slipcovers, fun vintage recipes, wonderful essays, and a terrific biography on Mary Brooks Picken and her efforts to be self-sufficient and teach self-sufficiency to other women. It is arranged seasonally, with pockets at the beginning of each quarter to stow fabric samples, recipes, any ideas the reader might want to pursue. Ms. Picken was [...]

    5. I just found this wonderful book at the library. I have read through it and determined it is a must have for my library. It is an excellent reference book on everything vintage from the 1920's. It has patterns, crafts and recipes from that time period. It is arranged by seasons and the chapters are months in chronological order. Ms. Barickman is renowned in her field. She is paying tribute to Mary Brooks Picken who died in 1981 at the age of 95. Ms. Picken was also a trailblazer and renowned for [...]

    6. I am sure this book rates a scholarly review. On my to-read shelf is Barbara Ehrlichman's book about women's advice over the years, and I imagine this would be a good companion piece. The source of Ms. Barickman's material is Mary Brooks Picken's Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, which in its early years enrolled more students that all the women's colleges in the country. Ms. Picken was a successful entrepreneur when few women were. I confess to skimming most of the "advice" becau [...]

    7. Vintage Notions is a delightful month-by-month look back into the past that was women's fashion, needlework, and cooking of the 1920s. This book contains projects, recipes, artwork, and musings from the pages of Mary Brooks Picken's Inspiration magazine. The projects are very doable, and hands-on vintage for those interested in the world of the Twenties. Modern project and cooking notes are included for those who want to use them, for techniques and cooking standards which have changed over the [...]

    8. The Martha Stewart of her day, Mary Brooks Picken galvanized women in the domestic arts from 1911 - 1949, coaching them with personal grooming, fashion savvy, domestic industry, cooking and entertaining tips, sewing patterns and skills, and inspirational stories and verses. Share in the fun with this feel-good celebration of a time long gone. Includes recipes, patterns, and stories from her original publications.

    9. Completely charming! This is another "month-by-month" book and I'm a real sucker for those. If you don't care for reading about life and homekeeping in the early 20th century, this one will not be for you, but I love this sort of thing.I won't necessarily do the projects listed in here - maybe some, but not all - but I plan to have this one (the one I've read is a library book)on my shelf to refer to, and be inspired by, again and again.

    10. A sort of miscellany of reprints of 1920s articles by Mary Brooks Picken, who really should have received credit somewhere on the cover or title page. It's very pretty, but a little disingenuous. Not for beginners at all, since it is a reprint from a time when they expected readers to have extensive sewing knowledge. Super nostalgic, but not very practical.

    11. It's a fascinating book that takes a look into the lives of women in the 1920s. You can learn asking about how much women haven't changed over the years. There are great tips and amazing advice that is still relevant to our lives today.

    12. This was okay. Nice illustrations and ephemera to get the inspiration going. Most of the writing was quaintly amusing. I skipped all of the author's "modern" writing; not what I was reading it for.

    13. I really enjoy the tone and feel of the bookbut I adore old "how to", craft and cook books. Loads of ideas that can be used today. Love the patterns for the aprons and clothes in general.

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