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« on: July 04, 2011 12:04:32 PM »

As ever, I seem to find myself constantly blackwork - ing away.  Here are a few of my recent stitchings Smiley

Artichoke collar -

Pattern was from the Blackwork Archives.  Stitched on linen with 1 strand of silk embroidery thread.

Mrs. Pemberton Cuffs -

These cuffs are based on those in a portrait of Mrs. Pemberton -

Also stitched on linen with one strand of silk thread.  I found the pattern here - http://katrowberd.elizabethangeek.com/articles/blackwork/pemberton.mhtml


I was making a good start on this lovely pansy blackwork pattern.  It was intended to be a collar, but then I took it with me in my sewing bag to an event, and it frustratingly ended up getting stained with some red dye from a very wet carpet Sad  after this disaster I thought, oh I'll unpick the last flower and turn it into a cuff, and just make another matching one.  Whilst attempting to unpick it the linen decided to rip, leaving a lovely hole, thus rendering it pretty much useless for the intended purpose.  Seems a shame to have to waste it so hoping to attempt a repair job and attach it to a posher recorder case for myself maybe.  Will most definitely be purchasing a waterproof sewing bag to take with me when spending my weekend in a field.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011 12:31:51 PM »

I love your black work, it has elegant simplicity, yet I can see it takes ridiculous amounts of effort.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 03:13:36 PM »

There are so few who do blackwork anymore. Your pieces are reminiscent of time gone by. Lovely!

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011 03:23:44 AM »

These are beautiful & so delicate.  I admire your skills & patience  Smiley

Shame about your pansies coming to harm - could you use the stitching for a purse or a card?


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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 09:15:32 PM »

Your stuff in so inspiring me to research blackwork!
It's lovely!

« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011 11:40:35 PM »

These are gorgeous! When I saw the thumbnail I thought the artichokes were thistles Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011 07:05:13 AM »

Your blackwork is so beautiful.

« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011 12:00:01 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011 06:20:18 AM »

Thanks guys Smiley Smiley

@ silentblair - you definitely should Smiley  there's loads of blackwork in old paintings and such.  I find researching it as enjoyable as the stitching part Smiley

@ Staar84 - haha they do look a bit thistle like don't they!  Planning to do the thistle pattern they have on the blackwork archives soon.

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