More than a Whiter Shade of Pale

design copyright Kathy Schenkel, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-10-13 07:18:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSkin Tone Colors in Thread My husband grew up being good friends with a family that has produced three gifted coemdians, the Meehans (see them in action on the Meehan Brothers’ site). One of their early routines was about Irish Tanning Heroes and has tons of jokes [...]

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 [...]