Hercules, when you touch the basket of wool, does not
your mighty hand cringe?
Ovid [43 B.C. - 17 A.D.], Heroides
Nothing is more terrifying to me than to see
Ernest Thesiger sitting under the lamplight
doing his embroidery
Beverly Nichols, in The Sketch, London, 1929
It seems that needlepoint is as old as time.... Try it
once, you'll keep coming back for more!
Rosey Grier, Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men, 1973
Ernst Thesiger Hercules and Omphale Rosy Grier