Romanian Handicrafts: Gobelin


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.”

Very nice!

Advertisements

Got something to say? Try to be nice!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s