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When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left

When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left is a quick and easy Blackwork embroidery pattern. Head to my new Free Patterns page to download the design. ūüôā

Go Left
When nothing goes Right, go Left

Merry Christmas!

A free pattern for you ūüôā ¬†Merry Christmas from Storm’s Stitches!¬†free christmas pattern 2014

Free Christmas Ornament 2014 SSHere’s a short lesson on how to stitch blackwork embroidery:

Blackwork Tutorial

 

What is Blackwork, anyway? / Free Pattern

 

Blaskwork pattern
“Follow Your Heart” Blackwork pattern

Blackwork is a centuries-old form of embroidery. In Elizabethan times clothing was decorated with delicate blackwork patterns stitched in black silk threads, and sometimes accentuated with gold and silver. Today the lacy patterns are often stitched in coloured floss, and finished as ornaments, bookmarks, pillows, and biscornu.

Blackwork is one of the least complicated forms of embroidery, using simple stitches to create complex designs.

Give Blackwork a try, with this quick and easy free pattern. I stitched “Follow Your Heart” in¬†two colours, in variegated floss – Dinky Dyes silks #02 Purple Haze and DMC #4030 Monet’s Garden. I added purple and teal beads¬†for some sparkle.

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Free Pattern

 

 

 

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