Monday, March 23, 2009
Classic Posters for Needlepoint
Today I am giving you a glimpse into my former life, when I was known as Liz Irvine. Back in the 1970s I was designing like a fury and my then-husband encouraged me to publish a book. The result was "Classic Posters for Needlepoint", published in 1978 by Dover Publications. All of the charted designs in this book were adapted from turn of the century posters by The Beggarstaffs, Alphonse Mucha, and others. These photos show some of the designs in the book. They aren't really great pictures as I don't own most of the pieces anymore so had to scan in old snapshots. The book is out of print now, but used copies can usually be found by Googling the title. Frequently a copy shows up on eBay or Amazon.