Oriental blackwork designs

Indulge in the exquisite beauty of the Oriental Blackwork collection by Carol Leather of X-Calibre Designs. This range is a true masterpiece, featuring intricate Japanese lady designs that will transport you to a world of elegance and grace. Each design is a work of art, showcasing the feminine form with delicate movement and intricate geometric patterns that are easier to stitch than they may first appear.

The collection is a symphony of blackwork embroidery, metallic threads, and seed beads that add a touch of glamour and sophistication to each piece. The metallic threads shimmer and shine, adding depth and dimension to the stunning designs. The seed beads are like tiny jewels, adding a touch of sparkle and luxury to each stitch.

These Japanese ladies are perfect for stitchers passionate about creating works of art. It is a range that will challenge and inspire you while also allowing you to increase your blackwork skills.

Add these designs to your cherished stash and indulge in the beauty and elegance of Oriental design. It is a range that will tempt you, inspire you, and leave you in awe of each piece's intricate details and stunning beauty.

If you haven't tried blackwork before, the Blackwork for Beginners ebook will cover the basics, such as Holbein stitch, so you don't get lost.

Turquoise Japanese lady blackwork

Japanese lady blackwork design

Design Details

  • Design size: 20 x 9 inches
  • Downloadable chart: £5.00

Dressed in a pretty kimono, fan and turquoise obi this japanese lady blackwork design has the perfect wardrobe for the cherry blossom season.

Whether you  choose to stitch her in 3 shades of cotton embroidery floss or exotic silk thread, a hint of silver sets her off to perfection.

Contrast is provided by using a widely spaced pattern depicting water lilies in her kimono, compared to more dense blackwork patterns in her obi (or belt) and around the hem. Her hair is worked in pattern darning, a form of running stitch, over 1 fabric thread.

A turquoise seed bead is added to the center of each flower for added charm. 

Keiko - Geisha girl in red and gold

Keiko japanese geisha in blackwork embroidery

Design details

  • Design size: 19.25 x 9.5 inches
  • Downloadable chart: £5.00

This blackwork geisha is the perfect image to take you back in time when Japan was still under this rich culture.

This stunning oriental blackwork embroidery pattern depicts a delicate geisha girl standing under a paper parasol with mountains in the background.

The contrast of the red and gold intricate fill pattern, the black cross stitched hair and accents left void, will entrance anyone that sees it.

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