embroidery

It’s been a while but finally I’ve managed to squeeze in an embroidery make – a sneaky bit of blackwork

I think blackwork is one of my favourite embroidery techniques, but it's been a while since I completed some blackwork and I have wanted to make a little sampler of different stitches for a long time but just haven't had the chance to get started on it. I decided the other day it was time… Continue reading It’s been a while but finally I’ve managed to squeeze in an embroidery make – a sneaky bit of blackwork

Cross-Stitch, embroidery

A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!

I really love blackwork, I like how it looks and I really enjoy doing it. I came across a pattern in The World of Cross stitching (issue 178) for a blackwork pattern completed using different shades of blue and green, and a DMC colour variations thread of blues and greens. I really liked the pattern… Continue reading A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!