Jubilee Free Sampler Project – Needlepoint Plaid

Needlepoint plaid block, copyright 
Napa Needlepoint

This week we finish up the middle column of blocks with Shoofly. It goes next to Spool to finish up this column. The featured technique is needlepoint plaids. It uses a quilt block called Shoofly, one of the simplest nine-patch blocks. Needlepoint plaids were developed in the Needlepoint Renaissance of the 1970s. The sophistication of [...]

Jubliee Free Needlepoint Sampler – Textured Stitches

Sawtooth, copyright Napa Needlepoint

Sawtooth can be found in the middle row below Dolley Madison Star. It uses textured stitches. Textured stitches are one of the real delights of needlepoint. They add interest to your canvas, create different impressions and provide the stitcher with a much more interesting project than simply doing Tent Stitch. When using textured stitches on [...]

Pattern Couching – Jubilee Free Needlepoint Pattern

Dolley Madison Star, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This weeks block is Dolley Madison Star and it features pattern couching as the technique. This block is directly below Spool, last week’s block. This technique is an adaptation of an old embroidery technique called Or Nue, where a layer of gold thread is laid down and then the stitching is done over it. Although [...]