Two Romanian immigrants in Ohio (USA) are keeping alive the ancient art of fine needlepoint:
Burtea, a Romanian immigrant who moved to the states in 1994, took up the craft as a teenager, alongside her mother Stela.
“It was in communist Romania, so you didn’t really have much distraction,” she told the Star Beacon — usually, kids read books or played outside. “There wasn’t much to do in winter. We only had a couple hours of TV in one evening, and those couple hours with one channel weren’t worth watching.
“I never really cared much for crocheting, but the needlepoint — it’s very comforting and peaceful, even though it looks very complicated.”