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Book Name: Pioneer Christmas Crafts

Author: Heather Patterson & Joanna Rice

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd.

ISBN: 0-590-51514-4

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 30

Illustrations: Color photos & patterns

Experience Required: Ages 8-12

Book Review

What I like about Pioneer Christmas Crafts is it gives its readers another perspective on life because through its craft projects they can get a feel what Christmas was like in another more simple time. The crafts represent the skills, materials, toys and ornaments people used in the pioneer days. There is also a bit of history included with each project describing the original and present day uses of the craft. The instructions in this book are very simple and straightforward making them easy to understand and the craft uncomplicated to do. There is a handy Sewing Tips section at the back of the book to demonstrate the Running Stitch, the Overcast Stitch and How to Cross-Stitch.

The similarities between some of the pastimes in which they engaged in the pioneer days and present day are quite apparent. Some of the crafts ideas are still done today just the materials are slightly different. It really makes you aware of your history and think about where everything we do originated. The skills and techniques involved in the projects in this book are like everything we do today, it originated somewhere. It is good to learn the skills because they are a part of our history and like knitting, they may come in handy.


  • Braided Mat
  • Log Cabin Block (Potholder, Doll Quilt, Wall Hanging)
  • Pretty Paper (Stationery, Autograph Album)
  • Cookie Ornaments
  • Monogrammed Napkin

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