Originally posted 2007-03-29 22:21:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A little while ago I got an email update from the marketing and forecasting company, Unity Marketing about what people put on their walls.
I stuck many chords with me, as I’m sure it will with you.
“If you want to know about the tastes and interests of the American consumer, you need only look at his or her walls” is the beginning of the article. Your choice of art, including needlepoint, reflects your tastes, you home’s decor, and you passion for needlepoint. Most of the art in my bedroom is needlepoint, and all of it is by one artist. Most of the pieces are small but the one over the bed is quite large.
When we bought the canvas (15 years ago) it was over $300 and the threads doubled that. But, as my husband said at the time “It’s art and you wouldn’t complain about spending that for a painting.”
He’s right. In stitching a piece of needlepoint, even if it is all Tent Stitch, you choose threads. color, and. often, stitches, bringing your vision for the piece and fusing it with that of the designer. If someone writes a stitch guide, the finished piece is a fusion of all three visions.
The article also talks about how it is becoming more important for people to be involved or to create, to some extent, the art on their walls.
As needlepointers, we’ve been way ahead of this trend. Our work is art, it does hang on our walls, and it does reflect our own personalities, or, if it’s a gift, the personalities of the recipient.
So now, the world is giving you permission to stitch, you are participating in adorning your walls with personalized art.