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THaP class, Blackwork on Nature’s Palette

The 2022 fall Take Home a Project (THaP) class, Blackwork on Nature’s Palette by Catherine Jordan, was today across the bridge in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

It was a full class and my first attempts were not good. I’d only done one small square of Blackwork quite some time ago. I was getting nowhere and finally asked Catherine what was I doing wrong. It turns out I was trying to do this on the diagonal. So, I grabbed a new Magnolia leaf (she brought extras – I actually will do 3 of these). The second leaf went easier on the front but it is not reversible. The lady bug is a cute embellishment. I will try the diagonal one again and a reversible one.

They were painted beautifully with acrylic paints. I grabbed about a half dozen green ones because I will offer to teach this to the Brandywine chapter. That’s the purpose of THaP. It’s like the ANG Chapter Project Book.

I taught the Overdyed Spools to the group last year and several of them commented on how their chapter members enjoyed it and several chapters have it scheduled for 2022 and 2023.


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Wow what a great day! I have never heard of THaP so am intrigued by that. Do you trace a pattern on the leaf first or just stitch any pattern you want. Need to chat about this some more! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Comment by Jacqui

Poked holes using graph paper. On the second leaf, I used a suggestion from a student and only poked the holes of the pattern. I got too confused with all holes poked plus that left open holes for no reason. Catherine was going to revise her instructions.

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