Original needlecraft books from the 1950’s

Hello everyone, I’m afraid it’s been a while since my last post as I have been out of the office for a while, but I’m back and now and have some fantastic posts coming up.

I was in the middle of sorting through some bits at home and whilst doing so, I came across these original needlecraft books from the 1950’s; there seems to be a vintage theme on my blog at the moment!  They belonged to my grandmother, who was crazy about needlecraft, and I think they’re fantastic.  The front cover of the first image is especially interesting as 50’s interiors are so fashionable, people are paying a lot of money to buy original pieces like this; especially the sideboard.  The 1950’s paint swatch card is from Erwinhouse, I thought it would be interesting to see all the colours together.  Most of them are a bit heavy for my taste but I am a fan of the Chelsea gray, I could see this one amongst the Farrow & Ball colours.


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