"For many years needlepoint has unfortunately been considered a genteel pastime (like china painting and pyrography--leather and wood-burning--a century ago) only for the otherwise unoccupied ladies--a sort of parlor version of occupational therapy. It deserves better than that. It is a medium exacting in its precision but relatively easy to control. It can be extremely simple or extremely subtle."
"Wool has a built-in luminous quality that can not be imitated in any other medium, and the colors in which it is dyed or which it can create [it can be mixed almost like paint] are limitless. Increasingly in recent years there have been needlepointers who have taken designs from from contemporary paintings . . . with excellent results.
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