Best blackwork book
by Margaret Lackie
I like many other people learned Blackwork the hard way by trial and error.
I have been a cross stitcher for approximately 20 years and a friend bought me a kit of what she thought was a cross stitch design. Wrong it was blackwork. Oh dear, what on earth is that, looked at it and put it away for a couple of years, to then bring it out and as I said by trial and error taught myself blackwork.
If only Carol's book had been around.
It is so full of very good hints and suggestions. It is ideal for the beginner, from the very earliest stages to the more experienced stitcher. The explanations and the charts are very well thought out and presented, they explain in detail how to follow the pattern at the same time giving you useful suggestions.
Also for the more experienced the book helps you to understand how to "fill in" the patterns, once again with very well presented charts and explanations.
So for the perfect present for someone this Christmas buy them Carol's book or buy it for yourself if you are already a blackwork stitcher. Even if you have been stitching for some time I am sure you will find it useful and interesting.