Tap into your creative side with our collections of needlework literature and patterns. Stitch to your heart's content with items chosen from embroidery-related vintage needlework books. Sellers offer needlework books for every needlepoint crafter and embroidery artist. Amateurs and experts alike are sure to find the perfect needlework book to satisfy their crafty craving. Beyond needlework books, our sellers have various craft and needlepoint literature available for you, including quilting patterns, retro fashion magazines, and exciting craft ideas. 

Embroidery is a beautiful and significant art form with an interesting history. The earliest known example of embroidery is from 3000 B.C., with numerous other examples throughout history found all over the world. Embroidery can tell a story and bring people together, so needlework books can help you tell your own cross-stitch or needlework story. From China to Egypt to your home, needlework is truly a universal art form.

During war times, knitting and other needlework  was seen as an act of patriotism. Women, children, and men unable to fight spent their days supporting troops by creating warm socks, sweaters, gloves, and other clothing. There were even patterns and pattern books created solely for war-related clothing items. Who knew a stocking could help positively impact a combatant's life? But this needlework did exactly that. Shop our sellers' needlework book collections to learn more about wartime fashions and patterns. 

Christmas, Valentine's Day, or Halloween: needlework books have got you covered with patterns and inspiration for year-round creations. Buy needlework books from our sellers to step up your crafting game or create a stellar project. Featuring a slew of rare and retro finds, our vintage needlework books might be just what you're looking for to complete your literary collection of stitching volumes. Whatever your craft, AbeBooks' needlework collection shelf will leave you oh sew satisfied.