I was quite thrilled to find out one of my favorite olde timey actors, Ernest Thesiger, had been an embroiderer. I knew he had been a painter, but didn't know he pursued other crafts. I just ordered his book on embroidery through Abebooks. Eeeee!
One of the reasons I love him is at bottom of page: http://www.angelfire.com/id2/tower7/houseofwax/pages/pretorius.html