If you are a budget-minded stitcher looking for cheap inspiration, go seek out your local thrift shop, library sale, or used bookstore. Because needlepoint was so popular in the 1970’s, there are tons of great needlepoint books out there to be found cheap.
Celebrity Needlepoint is one of my favorites for inspiration. It has stories and pictures of needlepoint done by all kinds of celebrities including wives of politicians, movie stars, journalist, and more.
The technology of the time made extensive color printing expensive, so most of the photos are in black & white. Nor do they have the amount of detail we’d like to see.
This book was recently reviewed on the Crap at Crafts blog.
But it’s great fun. There are other needlepoint books written by celebrities including Loretta Swit, Sylvia Sidney, Sian Philips, and Rosey Greer. Pick any of these up if you can find them for some fun reading and needlepoint dreaming.
Thanks to Denise at Craft Gossip for pointing out the review.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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