Blackwork Embroidery Patterns

Since I began creating blackwork embroidery patterns in 1994, my collection has expanded to over 50 designs. I've organized them into categories below to help you find what you're looking for.

If you haven't tried blackwork before, you will find full instructions for the technique in my beginner's ebook and the blackwork section of this site.

Take your time to look at the patterns and choose the one that is perfect for you.

After payment, you will receive an e-mail straight away with download links for your patterns. Happy stitching!

Blackwork kits for beginners

Blackwork Beginners

Choose from a cute little owl,
a rocking horse or a rabbit each with beginner's coloured guidelines

Blackwork Flowers

Beautiful floral portraits of a rose,
fuchsia, waterlily, bellpull and irises

Blackwork for beginners ebook

Learn how to stitch blackwork embroidery.
Includes eight small patterns

Bull elephant in blackwork

Blackwork Animals

Portraits of an African Elephant,
Rhino,  Barnacle GooseRed Rooster and an Oriental Dragon

Japanese lady in blackwork

Oriental Ladies

Two Elegant Japanese ladies in coloured blackwork - include metallic threads and beads

Pearl art deco lady in blackwork

Blackwork Figures

Figures from the 1800s to 1950s including PearlCoral, pretty ballerina Swan Lake and a mermaid

Blackwork cats needlecase

Blackwork Assisi Style

These cats, dogs and swans
replicate the Assisi work technique but with a twist

Medieval Designs

A knight and his lady, Gwendoline, are an ideal introduction to larger blackwork patterns - include metallic thread and beads

Blackwork rose sampler cushion

Samplers and Pillows

Charts ranging from a large chessboard
to a small pincushion and pillows in traditional black or colour


Two blackwork designs and two cross stitch on the theme of crafts people
The Lacemaker is an all time best seller

Wisdom - fleur de lis in blackwork

Fleur De Lis

3 styles of Fleur de Lis
stitched in purple and gold 

The Mischiefs

Mischief the cat and his antics in the sewing room, store and garden will amuse you - a mix of blackwork and cross stitch

Blackwork red butterfly

Weekenders Range

Small butterfly, snail, tortoise, flower and
Clarice Cliff style landscape designs that are quick and easy to stitch

Blackwork windmill in blues


 Three traditional windmills stitched
in blue and silver - quick and easy to stitch

Christmas angel coaster in blackwork

Christmas Designs

A set of four coasters and a
pretty blackwork star are all easy to stitch for the holiday season

Downloadable charts or full kits available

Satisfy your desire to create beautiful blackwork embroidery with Carol Leather's patterns. You can buy them by clicking on the categories above and then using the Paypal buttons, or in a kit from her manufacturer's website,

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