Blackwork flower patterns

Blackwork flower patterns have been popular almost as long as the technique itself, whether representing flowers in a border or band, or as an actual floral study, such as those featured here.

The simplest of these designs is the bellpull at the bottom of the page. The others use shading techniques, which you can try out with my free pansy pattern. Or grab yourself a copy of my blackwork ebook.

The measurements given are for 14 count fabric.


Blackwork Rose

Worked in traditional black and gold, the rose uses variations on each fill pattern to give a lifelike shaded effect.

Design size: 11.3 x 8.6 inches

Downloadable chart £3.75

Enid stitched her rose in traditional red and green embroidery floss colors. What a beautiful job she did of it too!


The Blackwork Fuchsia

Stitch this fuchsia in 3 different thicknesses of black thread, then add gold beads to accent. 

Design size: 13 x 8.5 inches

Downloadable pattern £3.75

Shown left, is the version that M E Cattrall, from Lancashire, UK, stitched using randomly dyed thread for the flower and plain DMC floss for the leaf. 

Didn't she do a lovely job?


Blackwork Waterlily

If you are looking for blackwork flower patterns that offer a challenge, give this waterlily a try. 

Beautifully shaded in gray and black, with gold accents it is suitable for stitchers with experience in working blackwork.

Design size: 11.4 x 5.6 inches

Downloadable Chart £3.75


Blackwork Irises

These blackwork irises are simple to stitch. Add extra stitches to the pattern in the darker areas to give a shaded effect.

Charted in purple/green or blue colourways.

Design size: 10 x 7.5 inches

Downloadable Chart £3.75


Elizabeth's Rose Bellpull

Designed as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, this sampler is simple to stitch.

It uses red and dark green threads, and two variations on each fill pattern for the leaves, to give a light and dark side.

You will learn a large variety of fill patterns by completing this beautiful design.

Downloadable Chart £3.75

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