Whitework Video

appenzeller-whitework-02Mary Corbet of Needle N Thread recently posted about this video that tells about Appenzell whitework. It is about 30 minutes long and is quite informative. As Mary says, “Appenzell is a region in northeast Switzerland, famous in the embroidery … Read More ...

Blackwork Snowflake

191213OneBlackwork is a fun counted-thread embroidery style that is easy to learn and can be done using any evenweave fabric and embroidery thread. Imaginesque is a great source of free blackwork charts and this recent post is a fine example … Read More ...

Christmas Patterns

Surface_Quaker_02Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted a round up of her Christmas patterns so you can enjoy all the designs she has posted over the years and use them in your Christmas crafting. Whether you are making ornaments … Read More ...

Inspiration: Sami Teasedale

 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

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New-media blackwork

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

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Teaching by example

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 … Read More ...

Free online class: Chikankari

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.

Beautiful! … Read More ...