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17th January 2024

The materials needed to stitch needlepoint are very simple: canvas, thread, and a needle. So it is an eminently adaptable craft and open to reinvention. Several artists in the Bloomsbury Group created modern designs for decorative needlepoint items; this 1932 cushion is by Vanessa Bell and was worked by Ethel Grant, mother of Duncan Grant. Several examples of Bell's and Grant's needlepoint designs can be seen in Charleston house, and Bloomsbury Needlepoint is the book on the subject.  

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