Blackwork figures from the 1920's to 1950's

These blackwork figures will whisk you off to revel in the nostalgic beauty and intrigue of this most romantic and turbulent period.

Watch the fashions of the time appear on your fabric, and, if you are anything like me imagine, just for a moment, that you have a figure like theirs!

If you haven't tackled blackwork before you might like to download my Blackwork for Beginners ebook.

Pearl - art deco lady

Two shades of plum with a touch of silver metallic for her stole, and beaded earrings, recreate the beauty of the 20's.

Or stitch her in black and gold for a different look entirely.

Design size: 21 x 8.25 inches

Downloadable Chart £5.00

Jane Wells, from Tollesbury, Essex, UK, stitched Pearl in green and gold. She kindly sent in this photo of her finished work before it was framed.

Trudy Cummins, from Tampa, FL worked Coral (below) in black and gold with accents of red in the flowers, lips, belt and hat.

Coral - 1930s lady

Pearl has proved so popular that you all asked for a companion design. Here is Coral, from the 1930's wearing a pleated skirt (uses shading techniques), a beaded necklace and long silver gloves.

Design size: 22.25 x 7.5 inches

Downloadable Chart £5.00

Jasper

Our fourth blackwork figure design from the art deco period is Jasper. Standing proudly beside his prize gramophone he waits patiently for either of our ladies to notice him.

Worked in black, grey and plum with pearl beads on his waistcoat he would make an ideal partner for Pearl or Coral.

Design size: 18.5 x 8 inches

Downloadable Chart £5.00

Sophie - 1950s bride

My mother got married near the end of the 1950s and this design is modeled after a photo of her.

Sophie is simple to stitch in blue with a colorful bouquet.

Design Size: 8.5 x 20.25 inches

Downloadable chart £5.00

 



 


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