If there's a secondhand bookshop at a National Trust property I always have a look, just like I always browse them in charity shops. I'm particularly looking for craft books. But I have got an extensive craft book collection already - (maybe I'll blog that guilty indulgence another time) - so I have to make sure that there is something worth having in them. That's why I end up poring them almost page by page. Last week we visited Ickworth House and at the end of the visit I had a good root around and found this for £2.50.
You would think judging by the front cover of this book there is nothing whatsoever in it.
But like they say, never judge a book by it's cover.
If you have not visited before it is well worth a visit. Sure to put a smile on your face.
The above is just a travesty. Both in design and colour. Count yourselves lucky I didn't take pictures of the knitting or needlework patterns. They would have hurt your eyes although there are some real treats.
Onto the redeeming features:
A pattern for this gorgeous throw above. And also this:
One of these days I will actually use some of the patterns immortalised in this book. If you fancy it they sell it on amazon secondhand also for princely sum of 1p!
Anyway - another to add to the pile.