Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Antique Needlepoint for Sale

I'm sitting here, bored, waiting for time to go to my dentist appointment, so I decided to check out antique needlepoint for sale.

1st Dibs usually has high end pieces, as you can tell from the prices.  I'd be a little leery about most of the rugs, which likely aren't what we call needlepoint, but woven pieces.  Check the origin before you decide.  

And if you aren't in the mood to spend thousands on an antique, just enjoy browsing to see what our stitching ancestors spent their time on.  It's a good way to pick colors for your next project, if nothing else.  It also makes me think about the pieces I've got queued up to stitch.  Perhaps I should include a heirloom piece among the fun small ornaments I am going to work next....

Or maybe I should needlepoint a card table cover?  They were all the rage in the late 1950s-early 1960s.

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