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…



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.


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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