A Photo Log of My Blackwork Projects

Perhaps some photos of my own blackwork projects would be a nice break between lessons in the history of blackwork and information about the mechanics of designing it.  The Blackwork Lovebirds I’m including are the result of a class I took with Tanja Berlin of Berlin Embroidery through Shining Needle Society.  The piece is off to be framed at this time.

Funny, I found Tanja’s site when I was looking for information on Berlin Embroidery which is an especially colorful embroidery developed in Germany when beautiful colors were so new to consumers.  Pelin Tezer had a lovely free pattern of Berlin Embroidery in a ribbonwork pattern.  Unfortunately, she has changed her website and I can no longer find it, but check this out.  It along with a half a million other things is on my To Do List!

The other photos are from the Blackwork Chessboard I am finishing.  Enjoy!  Tell me which is or are your favorite photos!  That could influence my choices in the Mystery Blackwork Sampler square choices.

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2 thoughts on “A Photo Log of My Blackwork Projects

  1. I’d never heard of blackwork until recently, but glad I have now as it’s so pretty… really want to give it a go.Your projects are beautiful, I love the birds and the use of gold.

    • Thank you. The lovebirds are a pattern and class by Tanja Berlin of Berlin Embroidery. I highly recommend anything affiliated with Tanja. She is an excellent teacher. She has a lot of gold work projects and supplies at her website!

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