Blackwork Sampler

Blackwork Sampler, March 22, 2013

Back in March of 2013, I decided to experiment with blackwork. I made a small sampler. I used Aida 14 cloth and black DMC embroidery floss–not historically accurate, but cheaper/easier to obtain than silk thread.

For more information about blackwork, see Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwork

Counted stitch Blackwork, 1530s (left), and free stitch Blackwork, 1590s (right). (Images courtesy of Wikipedia–see link above.)