Blackwork Made Easy: Techniques, Patterns and Samplers

Blackwork Made Easy: Techniques, Patterns and Samplers

by Lesley Wilkins
     
 

"Based on the following books published by Search Press: Beginner's guide to blackwork by Lesley Wilkins, 2002 [and] Traditional blackwork samplers by Lesley Wilkins, 2004"—T.p. verso.  See more details below

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"Based on the following books published by Search Press: Beginner's guide to blackwork by Lesley Wilkins, 2002 [and] Traditional blackwork samplers by Lesley Wilkins, 2004"—T.p. verso.

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Blackwork was brought to England from Spain in the early 16th century by Catherine of Aragon, and this Arabic style of embroidery morphed into something more English than Spanish over the years. Wilkins (Beginner's Guide to Blackwork) introduces the basics of blackwork (e.g., selecting the appropriate thread and canvas and choosing stitches and motifs), then presents a variety of blackwork charts, including several inspired by a 1598 sampler owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Blackwork does not need to be sewn with black thread, and several of the patterns are quite colorful. VERDICT Crafters who cross-stitch or embroider may appreciate blackwork as well—especially if they enjoy Tudor-era motifs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844487530
Publisher:
Search Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
625,267
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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Lesley Wilkins is an expert blackwork crafter whose work has appeared in "Needlecraft" and "Needlework "magazines. She is the author of "Beginner's Guide to Blackwork."

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