The Charm of French Needlework Rugs

Canvas needlework or needlepoint, canvas embroidery, petit point all refer to the special technique of rug making which is quite old. The craft of needlepoint goes back to the ancient Egyptians. Howard Carter, an English archaeologist and Egyptologist is recognized to have found some needlepoint in the cave of a Pharaoh who lived in 1500 BCE or so.