Maybe you’ve never laid eyes on a bold and brassy embroidered art piece. If that’s so, let me introduce you to your new favorite thing. The art of needlepoint is a tale as old as time: people, mainly women, have been cross-stitching samplers since the 5th century BC. A craft that originated in China evolved into a deeply gendered craft that has history in almost every country known to man. What was once a sigil of obedience and docility has flowered into a very modern feminist pastime in the past 5 years.