Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Is This The Original "Stitch Guide"?

Leisure Arts Leaflet 27 (front)

Is this Leisure Arts leaflet by Barbara Hunter, published in 1973, the first use of the term "stitch guide"?   This is Leaflet 27 in a series and is titled "Needlepoint Stitch Guide Diagrams for 18 Decorative Stitches.  It turns up on eBay all the time, so it must have been popular in its day.  Here's the first auction I found using Google.

Leisure Arts Leaflet 27 (back)

Can anyone document the use of the term "stitch guide" earlier than 1973?  If not, Barbara Hunter is probably the ancestor of today's stitch guide.

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