Recently I was indoctrinated into the world of blackwork. Sounds spooky when you put it like that…… However I am very grateful for having Claire guide me in this stitchery. Claire was running a SAL (Stitch-a-long) over on her English & French blogs. You can check her wonderful work on http://claire93.wordpress.com
Naturally I thought I could get away with stitching it in 2 strands of thread, which unfortunately made Valerie Warners sweet and delicate pattern look all clumsy and clunky. So back to the beginning and under Claire’s guidance and a single strand of thread I now have a lovely little coaster. Which will be under glass.
Now I am hooked and as a result started looking for other patterns in blackwork. Seeing as I had never made a book mark before, the one below was the product of my spare time. It was a free pattern located on http://dunmanidesigns.co.uk/
I did this one in 2 strands as I wanted it to be bolder. So January has been a stitchery month. Now onto Claire’s next SAL – the Aida is cut and ready to commence in February……