Blackwork: Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-07-06 07:06:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBecky Hogg, Search Press (Turnbridge Wells, UK, 2010) ISBN:978-1-84448-551-2, $21.95 This book is one in a series on different techniques done under the banner of the Royal School of Needlework. In fact the author has both studied and worked there. This book is an excellent introduction to […]

Jubilee Needlepoint Free Pattern in Blackwork

Star Cross block, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week’s block is called Star Cross and features Blackwork. It completes the row with Box and Spool. Blackwork is a great needlepoint technique and ideas for blackwork patterns can be found just about everywhere. This simple variation of the basic Nine-Patch block uses two different blackwork patterns, relieved by triangles of Tent Stitch. The […]