Pub: Search Press
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.
The 13 patterns designed by Bernadette Baldelli modernize the technique by adding a touch of red to the traditional black and white, and by including both geometric and more figurative styles. You’ll discover a lush, graphic world with embroidery that is simple to do and gives stunning results.
You can make a basket, a pouch, wall hangings, place mats, an embroidered shirt, throw blanket and more. Simple diagrams make them easy to do, and there is a wealth of tempting patterns to choose from. Bernadette’s creations are known for their excellent finishing touches and these are no exception.
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.
About the Author
Bernadette Baldelli graduated from Paris s prestigious Duperré School of Applied Arts, where she specialized in textiles. She has worked for DMC, created pattern collections for major yarn producers and has published a great many books about knitting, crochet and embroidery.