Designs Worth Doing and Adventures in Needlecraft
were Mail Order Catalogs published by McKim Studios throughout most of
the 1920s and 1930s. The catalogs offered hundreds of original Ruby
Short McKim designs for functional household uses, home decorating and
gift ideas. Many of the "treasures" offered here were offered in the
Keep in mind that these designs
can be applied in many ways to many things–don't be limited to their
original intent. Let your imagination guide you…the Telephone Book Cover can be embroidered on a scarf as beautifully as it can be painted on furniture or a wall plaque.
If you can't find the patterns you're looking for on our website, let
us know and we'll check with the McKim Family Archives.