All the cheese­cloth & macrame you can eat

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I got this 70stastic book for £1 from a char­ity shop, mainly because of the pictures. The textu­al parts are worthy and Blue Peter-ish, with lots of making things out of tea chests and copy­dex (why doesn’t tea tend to come in chests these days?), guides to home tie-dying, and sentences like “and kitchen foil gives a touch of glam­our”.

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The text suggests collect­ing carpet samples to create a patch­work effect.


Sorry about the slightly grainy scans. The pictures are quite small in the book, and not the best qual­ity print­ing, but I’ve tried to do the best scans I can.


This one is made out of wall­pa­per samples and a cupboard from a skip


Check out Mr Suave and his open-necked shirt and fancy stereo. The text part of the book vaguely explains just how this music student managed to cram a piano, hammond organ, record­ing equip­ment and a bed and sink into one room.


Grainy view of the piano under the bed. (Will I ever have cause to type that sentence again?)


A studio photo? You don’t say?


The glam­our­ous bacofoil corner. I wonder if anything in here is also made of wash­ing up liquid bottles or sticky backed plastic?

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  1. One of my friends at univer­sity had one. Mainly because the “double bed” that the room was supposed to come with was actu­ally two singles of totally differ­ent lengths pushed togeth­er, so there was no way she could put a double sheet on it without having a weird hangy bit on the short­er bed.

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