Basic Soft Toys
by Sister Mary Bertrand, published by Reed, 1974, Wellington NZ
So – Sister Bertrand – shows you how to make golliwogs in 1974. I love this book! The goofiness, the un-PC quality, the terrible shot of St. Bertrand on the cover.
And I confess, I got her name mixed up with the flying nun – who was Sister Betrille.
Nineteen soft toy patterns : “every pattern is actual size”! Wow and hurray! if only I had the time/emotional energy to make every pattern in this book. I would. If only to realise the 1974 kitschiness / Sister Betrand factor.
I am asking you, dear reader, and dear soft toy maker, to do this on my behalf. Go on – I know you want to.
Plus – soft toy makers in NZ – I have thrown down the gauntlet. The soft toy gauntlet.
This wonderful tome is for sale: $AU15