Vintage Needlepoint Books as Resources for Today

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Oddly most of the best needlepoint resources that I have found were written the year I was born. The fatalist in me likes to think of this as a serendipitous indication of what was to be my fated path as textile enthusiast and needlepoint designer.

I have always collected these resources as I come across them at tag sales and thrifting excursions and often gave them away to other stitchers and designing friends as well as brought them along to workshops and craft fairs. With a now overflowing collection I thought that I might add them to my etsy shop to make them available to others that would benefit from these resources. I am selling them at a low base price of $5 with the hope that people would collect these for resources. They are really great references and very relevant to the contemporary needlework movement.

I am a firm believer that design built on the teachings of our predecessors has the strongest result and find immense fascination in exploring the work of our grandmothers.

What are some of your favorite resources?

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2 responses to “Vintage Needlepoint Books as Resources for Today

  1. I am a huge fan on vintage needlepoint books! I am lucky to have inherited the books stashes of both my mother and mother-in-law. And the one you have on top is one of my favorites – such great, classic designs! Do you have the ones by Maggie Lane? They are fantastic!

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