Needlework A Go-Go #5: More 70s Needlework
What do you think of when you think of the 1970s? CB radios, disco, Jimmy Carter, eight track tapes, and bell bottoms, maybe? Not me. I think of needlework.
You read it right the first time. As the custodian of Retrospace and self declared historian of the seventies, I am telling you that needlework was every bit as big as anything you might come up with. The number of crochet, needlepoint and "make it yourself" books and magazines that came out during this time is unfathomable.
They were everywhere, so plentiful that they still lurk around every corner. I'll wager there's not a flea market in this land that doesn't have at least one needlework guide for sale. Check in your own home - I'll bet you find one in the attic or propping up your old couch with the missing leg.
So, click on the little icon above to check out a slideshow of when needlework was the "in" thing. When even The Bandit was handy with the needle and thread.