This gurl thrifted the most inspiring book recently which caused her to gasp 'OH MY!'.
It's called Adventures in Stitches by Mariska Karasz and was originally published in 1949.
The version I picked up was printed in 1959.
I think I've discovered a stitchin' soul sister.
The introduction to the book hooked me immediately.
'Given the proper tools, each has inherent creative energies and, like the writer's pen, a needle is a woman's traditional instrument of self-expression. Embroidery is to sewing what poetry is to prose; here the stitches can be made to sing out as words sing in a poem.'
I've never heard of Mariska and thumbing through her book made me think she was far ahead of her time. If you ever stumble upon one of her publications, grab it!
It's worth adding to your collection.