Patchwork & Quilting

Blackwork Newbie

The other day, I ventured into my local library and made a beeline straight towards my favourite section: sewing & crafts!

There, I found a book on beginner Blackwork embroidery. I’ve always wanted to have a go at Blackwork, so naturally I borrowed the book out!

Here’s my very first attempt…

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Traditionally, Blackwork is the process of embroidering geometric shapes and patterns onto even weave linen or Aida cloth and using black embroidery thread. This form of embroidery is known as a counted-stitch embroidery as a design is usually mapped out on gridded paper, resembling the surface nature of Aida cloth.

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If you keep your wits about you, this really is a very fool-proof and easy way to embroider beautiful designs and projects!

I think I might just have to buy this book for myself now!

Happy Sewing! xx

 

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