After much drooling and thought – I have embarked on the largest Blackwork project I could have selected. I spied this some time ago – and therefore I am a late starter in this stich along – the good thing – it is a freebie – Thanks to Liz Almond over on http://www.blackworkjourney.co.uk/freebies1.shtml it is an amazing “unique sampler” containing 131+ blackwork patterns. Yes 131+
I really like Blackwork – I have been a cross stitcher for over 20 years, and it is only in the last 12-18 months I have branched out into Blackwork – maybe it is the frugal nature of the thread. The intricate and delicate lace work that is created – anyway it has won my heart. So I need to thank Claire over on http://claire93.wordpress.com/ for this new craft passion.
I have decided to use various colours instead of just Black. I have seen one started and changing it around is more me – and it also covers several of the items on my craft pledge list for this year – to start/do a sampler, be part of a SAL, use up my stash, utilise freebies or patters in the stash. So apart from some printer ink and paper from the MOTH’s stash – ha ha – it is perfect and covers all bases. Even the metallics are in the stash – so watch this space it grows.
It is on 14 count Aida and will measure – Full design width and height: 14.29 x 29.29 inches or Full pattern width and height: 180 x 380 stitches – I said it was large.
Here is Block 1 – patterns 1-4
Ciao for now – and happy stitching