'Butterfly' Blackwork in Colour Embroidery Pattern

'Butterfly' Blackwork in Colour Embroidery Pattern

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Pattern & instructions only

Techniques
6 blackwork patterns
Shading
Stem stitch

Fits 10 inch (25cm) hoop

Some experience helpful

With 32 TPI linen

The word ‘blackwork’ means black stitching on white fabric.  Areas of the design are usually filled with counted stitch patterns and then defined with outline stitches.

Blackwork was very popular in Tudor times when the patterns would be very complex, but all in one shade; modern blackwork often involves using different threads to create a shaded design.

Sometimes blackwork is stitched in colour, as you can see!  This design fits in a 10 inch hoop and is an ideal step up from beginner kits.

The kit explores the variation of tone and texture you can achieve by shading with six blackwork patterns, using different colours of stranded cotton.

You get full instructions for each stitch, with tips on how to achieve the best results.

You will also need:  32 threads-per-Inch linen fabric, stranded cotton embroidery thread, tapestry needles and embroidery needles.


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