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.
Dec 05, 16 10:06 AM
I like spring hoops because of the tension. I always put the hoop on a flat surface place the front of the fabric facing me because after I place the
Nov 11, 16 12:46 PM
Wallington Northumberland offers a feast for the eyes of any avid needleworker. Come for a virtual tour with me.
Nov 07, 16 11:17 AM
The history of Embroidery from Anglo Saxon to the 20th Century