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Early needlepoint, ‘Hooter’ and ‘Pansies’
February 22, 2010, 12:02 pm
Filed under: Early Needlepoint

These are 2 pieces of needlepoint that I completed as a young girl with guidance from my grandmother. She (Mae), my mother (Rita), and my older sister (Anita) all are stitchers.  In fact, my grandmother hooked rugs, knitted, crocheted, & she even did some beautiful leather tooling. 

I believe I was a pre-teen at this point but they are not dated so I can only go on memory. They were from a kit long since discarded & so, I don’t know the designer. Types of stitches include straight stitches, basketweave, french knots, & diagonal mosaic. Very easy stitches. Can you spot the missed stitch in Hooter?

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This looks like it came from one of the kits from the 70’s! 🙂

Owls and those colors were very popular back then.

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Comment by Cynthia

Very early 70s is right on!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Isn’t it fun to discover 1st needlework…I have mine too (http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/my-history/) and I love them. They hang in my workroom to remind me how far needlepoint and I have come…imagine how far we can go.

Comment by sudukc

They are sooooo cute! I show off everything I’ve ever done on my walls, couches, chairs, etc…(except for what I’ve given away). I actually need a bigger house to hold my needlepoint projects!
Happy Stitchin’…
Carolyn
http://www.stitchopedia.com
An encyclopedia of needlepoint stitches…

Comment by Carolyn McNeil

I just came across this piece on eBay & it is Homer designed by Lynn Davis for Needle Pointers Sunset Design. However, the seller said it is dated 1990 – maybe they kept making the kits that long but I know I did it in the 70s.

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