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'Goldfish' Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

'Goldfish' Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

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Pattern and instructions PDF only

4 blackwork patterns
Stem stitch

Fits 10 inch (25cm) hoop

Suitable for beginners

With 32 TPI linen or 16 TPI Aida

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.

This design fits in a 10 inch hoop and is the perfect step up from the beginner kits.  Choose Aida for easy counting, or linen for more of a challenge.

The design explores the variation of tone and texture you can achieve by shading with four blackwork patterns, using a variety of different threads.

You get full instructions for each stitch, with tips on how to achieve the best results, delivered in pdf format by email.

You will also need:  16 Threads-per-Inch Aida or 32 Threads-per-Inch linen fabric, stranded cotton embroidery thread, coton a broder thread, Cotona thread, tapestry needles and embroidery needles.

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