Flower Basket & Showers of Flowers bedspreads (1972)

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Flower Basket needlepunch bedspread

Sears “Flower Basket.” The brilliant beauty of needlepunch.

Sears revives an American Colonial design. And an almost lost American art form — needlepunch. The deep dimension of the Flower Basket design is created by hand guiding each yarn loop through the fabric.

And what yarns these are! They’re an acrylic fiber that makes colors super-bright and beautiful against the off-white rayon and cotton blend background. Flower Basket is trimmed with fringe, and is easily dry-cleaned.

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Showers of Flowers needlepunch bedspread

Sears Showers of Flowers. The brilliant beauty of needlepunch.

How on earth do you capture such glorious colors? It’s not easy. It takes a nearly forgotten craft called needlepunch. With tufting actually hand-guided to give colors deep dimension. It takes special yarns, too — yarns that are super-bright and beautiful.

It takes special yarns, too — yarns that are super-bright and beautiful. And then it takes the know-how of an award-winnign designer like Dorothy Liebes to set these colors off. In bedspreads. In matching draperies.

1972-Showers of Flowers needlepunch bedspread

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