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Blackwork embroidery

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Blackwork embroidery. Get inspired and try out new things.
Free Blackwork Patterns

Here are the best free blackwork embroidery patterns showing classic Elizabethan monochromatic designs. Used to adorn cuffs, collars and hems of garments, today

Detachable Blackwork Cuffs

I have seen Tudor shirts and partlets with blackwork embroidery. However, when I saw this video, I thought the detachable cuffs were such a neat idea! Not only can you change your stomacher, sleeves, hood, or forepart to create a new outfit, but you can also wear detachable cuffs to help change the look of your outfit! Check out the video here. Above is an example of a detachable cuff, found here on the Thistlebees website.

Blackwork Fill-in 2

My attempt at stitching the second page of fill-in patterns from Lesley Wilkins' Beginner's Guide to Blackwork. Blogged at: backstitch.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/blackwork-fill-in-sam...

How to Create Your Own Blackwork Design Based on Historical Embroidery

Click here for the video that goes along with today's post. So, you have learned the basics of how to do blackwork embroidery. Now you're interested in creating your own historical patterns, but maybe don’t know where to start? First, you need to find historical blackwork embroidery designs. Here are links to some examples: "Sir Thomas More and Family" (portrait is at the Nostell Priory and is part of the National Trust Collection) "Portrait of a Boy with a Marmoset" portrait is at the…