Blackwork embroidery; who knew?

I was introduced to this form of embroidery by Cara & was immediately intrigued as something so simple looked so effective. Pinterest has some lovely examples …


Then I acquired some patterns during a craft fair trip & thought I’d give it a go. The patterns are for Christmas cards but I’m loving them so much I might try to work out how to make them into a Christmas stocking for Mabel. Here’s my first attempt.

Beware: the method is simple & the result effective but it’s deceivingly time consuming. This little number took me about 6.5 hrs (I think I’m also quite slow at sewing).


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