Stitches, techniques and 13 modern projects
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Embroidery
Feb 04, 2020
8.06 x 10.25 x 0.27 in
17 beautiful blackwork patterns with a colourful twist to embroider for the home.
Blackwork is a traditional type of counted-stitch embroidery. Monochromatic, with superb shadow effects, it has been revisited here in a magnificently graphic, contemporary style highlighted with occasional splashes of colour.
The 17 patterns designed by Bernadette Baldelli modernize the technique by adding a touch of red to the traditional black and white, and by including both geometrical and more figurative styles. You’ll discover a lush, graphic world with embroidery that is simple to do and gives stunning results. You can make a basket, a pouch, wall hangings, placemats, an embroidered shirt, throw blanket and more. Simple diagrams make them easy to do, and there is a wealth of tempting patterns to choose from. Bernadette’s creations are known for their excellent finishing touches and these are no exception.
A very graphic technique that is also very easy, so it’s perfect for beginners: all you have to do is follow the pattern with straight stitches or backstitches for a stunning, extremely graphic result.
There is very little competition so anyone who wants to learn this technique will hopefully be tempted to buy this book.
Bernadette Baldelli is an admired author: her creations are known
for their excellent finishing touches and she is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing and embroidery.
Like a pattern databank, the diagrams are scattered throughout the book
to help readers find inspiration.
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