Some designs work in both blackwork and cross stitch.
The cross stitch lacemaker was originally designed for the National Christmas Lacemakers Fair, held in Birmingham each year. She proved so popular, selling out on the first day, that I was soon asked to create a blackwork version of the same design.
Later, a partner, the blackwork stitcher, was added to the range.
If you haven't tried blackwork before you might find my beginners blackwork e-book helpful to teach you the basics.
Feb 17, 17 05:24 PM
I have an old cross stitch pattern calling for 18 count even weave. I can not find any! I would like it an off white as there are areas with white stitches.
Feb 04, 17 02:02 PM
A guide to reversible cross stitch. One of a number of cross stitch methods which gives your cross stitch a neat back
Jan 30, 17 05:54 AM
Homemade Valentines cards mean so much more than shop bought ones. Why not stitch your loved one a cross stitch card this year?