Postcard Reviews – Feb 2020
13 beautiful blackwork patterns with a colourful twist to embroider for the home. Blackwork is a traditional type of counted-stitch embroidery. Monochromatic, with superb shadow effects, it has been revisited here in a magnificently graphic, contemporary style highlighted with occasional splashes of colour.
This book is filled with stunning projects that can be kept as heirlooms or given as treasured gifts.
I loved the Elegant Little Mouse and think this will be my first project. The Blackwork Embroidery is both stylish and decorative and really does give a beautiful finish to each of the designs. The projects are complete with instructions and design charts which are easy to understand. Also included are some templates, some will need enlarging and all come with fixings listed.
Techniques for your Blackwork are given, but the beauty of this book is really in the projects. The decoration the Camellia Blouse is exquisite. Blackwork is a simple embroidery technique and beginners can achieve a beautiful result.