Droolworthy: the modern “blackwork” of Sami Teasedale of Teasemade. Sami describes herself:
Maker of treats hand stitched with a needle and thread, from jewellery treasures to intricate textile artwork. I have a love for hand embroidery and I am a
Chris Richards of Ella’s Craft Creations reminds us that the beauty of whitework lies in its texture. She says,
I feel that textural pieces, really catch the eye and obviously which thread you use to accomplish it! In this piece
Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread has embarked on a new many-staged project that she’s sharing with us in a series of posts. If you want to track her progress on the Hungarian Redwork Runner from beginning to end, she’s …
Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs has just released five new embroidery patterns you’re going to love. She says,
The style is Schwalm Needlework which was originally from Germany a few centuries ago. My designs are focused around elements found
This is completely, utterly brilliant!! Toni Buckby sent me this note:
I’m a textile artist based in Sheffield (UK) and I thought you might be interested in a project I’ve been working on for the last year, a stop frame
Meri of Agulhas da Meri shares a slideshow examining a gorgeous sampler designed and stitched by embroidery teacher Maria do Céu Freitas. I spot a variety of cutwork and whitework techniques. Meri points out that it includes “more complex …
Anita of Artistic Fingers will lead a free online class in Chikankari over six to eight weeks. She says,
This Indian embroidery is a form of whitework…This embroidery is a combination of techniques–shadow work, pulled thread, and surface embroidery.
Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread shares photos of the work of her reader Jana. The tablerunner Jana created is, as Mary points out, a masterpiece of Schwalm whitework. You can see lots more photos and learn a bit …
Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs has released a new trio of hand-embroidery designs in the style of medieval woodcuts. Charming. Janet says it uses only two basic stitches, so it’s a great project for beginners. See all of the …
The Kreinik Thread Blog shared a brochure for the meeting of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America this September in Naples, Florida. I intended to take a quick glance and got caught up for at least a half-hour. Dozens of opportunities …
Long name, great content: Mathilde Eschenbach’s Charts for Medieval Egyptian Counted-Thread Embroidery. This site is an index of free motifs of mainly Middle Eastern origins for double running stitch, pattern darning, and cross-stitch. Check it out.
And many thanks …
Hannah of enbrouderie introduces us to another ethnic stitching tradition. She says,
Kasuti is a type of embroidery from Karnataka, India. Like blackwork, it is geometric and worked in double running stitch. However, it is traditionally very brightly colored.
Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs shares a pattern and shows us several ways to use it — as a counted cross-stitch motif, as counted blackwork, and as freehand embroidery. See her post and get the freebie.
(1) Four Seasons Blackwork Band Sampler
(2) Tri-Face Floral (3 designs)
(3) Laughing Sampler
(4) Time for Tea
(5) I Aten’t Dead Subversive Sampler
(6) Miniature Winter Blackwork Band Sampler
(7) Miniature Autumn Blackwork Band Sampler
(8) Miniature Spring Blackwork …