9781782217893

Beginners Guide to Blackwork - Lesley Wilkins

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Blackwork is a classic 16th-century embroidery technique, in which beautiful designs are created by stitching geometric designs onto evenweave fabric.

Inspired by the past, Lesley Wilkins illustrates her techniques with a whole host of wonderful designs flowers, plants, birds, animals and figures. She covers everything from the materials to use and working with a chart, to getting started and how to stitch. Patterns are created by small stitched units which are combined in many different ways some heavily textured, some delicate and light. Borders can be built up by repeating and joining motifs. Clear step-by-step photographs accompany the author's comprehensive instructions, and the motifs, borders, fill-in patterns and images are all charted, with inspirational pictures of embroideries showing how to build up finished designs.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials & equipment
Design
Using charts
Getting started
Flowers and plants
Figures, birds and animals
Fill-in patterns
Borders
Mounting your work
Index

110 illustrations - 64pp

260mm
204mm