Welcome to Vintage Home Arts! I started Vintage Home Arts a few years ago with a few antique crochet books. They were falling apart and people were asking for the patterns. What to do!? I started simply copying them. A short time later I realized I should scan and archive them into my computer so I wouldn’t have to handle them more than once. As I watched the oldest books begin to crumble with each handling, I knew they needed protection. But even then, they wouldn’t last forever. These weren’t books that were read once and stored away, they were well used in their time–over and over again, just like the best cookbooks with stains on the best pages.
Feeling like a museum curator now, I decided to go a step further and try to digitally restore the scanned copies. I learned by trial and error how to remove yellowing, erase spots and pencil marks, and magically restore scratches and tears. These books were so fascinating that I began looking for more. As I searched eBay and other venues, I realized that what was becoming an expensive hobby for me was actually a marketable service to others in search of these vintage gems. Since I had recently lost my main source of income, Vintage Home Arts was born.
I have literally thousands of patterns that I haven’t produced yet. Keep watching for more to come.
If you have a question or concern, I can be reached at nancyoram(at)aol.com.
If you just want to leave a comment, I would love hearing from you in the Guest Book.