The 70’s and 80’s had lots of not good fashion things in them, but one trend which wasn’t was the trend for geometrics and, in the 80’s, geometrics in neutral colors.
This fashion trend is one which translated well into needlepoint. Even today you can find incredibly cool modern geometrics. I found a blog post yesterday about the needlepoint of Atlantan Sol Kent. He was unhappy with the needlepoint available at the time, so he designed his own.
Go take a look, the patterns are geometrics of various kinds, but the color schemes are chic neutrals like camel and white, or brown, light blue, white, and light brown.
I just love them.
One of the comments said “I love his pillows, which is surprising, because I am definitely a flower needlepoint kind of girl.” I’m more and Arts & Crafts/bungalow kind of girl, but I have to agree — I love his stuff.
I keep thinking of these in a very mid-century modern sort of house, to make it look less period but still in keeping with those cool straight lines. I have a friend who will be buying a house soon and likes that style. I think these will be an inspiration for the pillow I want to make for her.