Bibliography and Resources


Drysdale, Rosemary.  The Art of Blackwork Embroidery.  Charles Schribner’s Sons:  New York,  1975.

Ellis, Marianne.  Embroideries and samplers from Islamic Egypt Ashmolean Museum Oxford, published in association with Curious Works Press:  Oxford, 2001.

Geddes, Elizabeth and Moyra McNeill.  Blackwork Embroidery.  Dover Books:  New York, 1976

Scheuer, Nikki.  Designs For Holbein Embroidery.  Doubleday & Company:  Garden City, 1976.

WEB RESOURCES, “Islamic Art and Architecture 1:  Geometric Patterns,” [7/6/2011]

ibid, “The History of Andalucia Iberian Prehistory – Moors,”  [7/6/2011]

“Blackwork Embroidery,” Nordic Needle,

Cunnan, , [8/8/2011]

de Holacombe, C., “The Roots of Blackwork Embroidery,”

Eschenbach, M.,  “Index of Charts for Medieval Middle Eastern Counted-Thread Embroidery,”

Jones, H., “Medieval Egyptian ‘Blackwork’ Embroidery,” index.html


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