Saturday, 23 November 2013

blackwork 2

Following on from last week's blackwork post, I thought I'd show you the rest of the blackwork I did.  Tucked in my New Anchor Book of Blackwork Embroidery Stitches were some loose leaves torn from a magazine, one of the cross stitching ones I think.  My mum gave me the book so I'm not sure where they came from.  On a Christmas tree decoration roll, I set to.


I was really pleased with this holly as I had the perfect green in my stash.  I suppose I could have done the berries as buttons.... I might try that.


This star (and the only black piece of blackwork I've done!) was a nightmare to sew.  I couldn't get the patterns to align properly despite recounting dozens of times!


Above is the design Snowflowers by Jeanne Dansby.  I had this saved as a PDF so I'm afraid I don't have a link for you.  I went with red for pointsetters and I love it.  It's so delicate.  I added green size 10 seed beads into the diamonds.


This was another free design from Borduurblog, that link will take you to a page with lots of blackwork designs.

Now I just have to get these sewn up into ornaments.  If you fancy giving blackwork a try, I have loads of free patterns saved on my Blackwork Pinterest board.







13 comments:

made by ChrissieD said...

On no, don't get me interested in cross stitch again and yesterday you were working with clay, I've got more than enough to do and could do without being tempted by all these beauties you're making ;D

JoJo said...

I just LOVE that star! I never thought of using my Aida cloth for anything other than cross stitching.

Marilyn said...

very nice. The star looks good in the photo. Snowflowers is my favourite of these ones, I think.

Anna said...

Really beautiful ! All of them...
Have a nice and cozy weekend !
Anna

Celtic Thistle said...

These are all lovely. Must check out that link.

Alison said...

These are beautiful, can't wait to see the finished ornaments!

Alison
x

Fiona said...

there is a lot of work in those dinky little wannabeornaments... so pretty...
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

You'll be pleased to know, Miriam has put another blackwork design up, lol. You'd better keep stitching, lol

margaret said...

lovely blackwork I am a big fan it has so many possibilities, more time for stitching is needed!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

They are so pretty. Are they for the craft show you have coming up? If so, I'm sure you won't be coming home with them!

Melody said...

Beautiful stitching

OksanaB said...

Love your work! I've never tried this technique before. I think I should. I like how it looks!

ukcitycrafter said...

Really like your snowflowers blackwork, it will make a lovely Christmas decoration. If you extended it out to make a square you could make a biscornu!

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