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Beginner's Guide to
by Lesley Wilkins
Blackwork is a timeless, classic embroidery sixteenth century embroidery technique in which beautiful designs are created by stitching geometric designs on to evenweave fabric.
Inspired by the past, Lesley Wilkins illustrates her techniques with a whole host of wonderful designs - flowers, plants, birds, animals and figures. She covers everything - from what materials to use and working with a chart, to getting started and how to stitch. Patterns are created by small stitched units which are combined in many different ways - some heavily textured, some delicate and light. Borders can be built up by repeating and joining motifs Clear step-by-step photographs accompany the author's comprehensive instructions, and the motifs, borders, fill-in patterns and images are all charted, with inspirational pictures of embroideries showing how to build up finished designs.
- Blackwork is a popular embroidery technique
- Clear step-by-step photographs showing all the techniques and stitches
- Many different motifs, borders and patterns
- Materials & equipment
- Using charts
- Getting started
- Flowers and plants
- Figures, birds and animals
- Fill-in patterns
- Mounting your work