Sunday, 17 March 2013

Blackwork / Holbein Stitch

Holbein Stitch is made up of a row of even running stitch which is then followed by a second row back to fill in spaces. It is useful for filling or intricate geometric patterns [Sources: Mary Thomas’ Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, 1989 and The Constance Howard Book of Stitches,2005

I studied blackwork for a previous course which never came to fruition so I thought I’d post them here.

blackwork 1

And my own attempts from previous study:

bw 2

bw 3

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