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 [...]

Upcoming Projects from DebBee’s Designs

copyright DebBee's Designs

In a recent blog post, Debbie Rowley, the delightful mind behind DebBee’s Designs reflected on what designers do between trade shows. I know from experience and from talking to designers that she neglecting all the hard work of getting out orders and concentrating instead on the fun things, new pieces she’s designing. THese fall into [...]