Do you love Blackwork, but you think it can’t be done on canvas? I used to think that as well. Once I tried stitching Blackwork on needlepoint canvas I became addicted to the wonderful flat texture it creates and the complex and seemingly limitless patterns you can use.
Once you start using Blackwork in your needlepoint you’ll be delighted by the many ways it can be used:
- over Tent stitch to create focal points and new patterns
- in a similar color to create textured backgrounds
- to create more visual depth in your needlepoint
- for shading areas with needleblending
- as a background for a complexly patterned focal point
Patterns of all kinds can be used to make Blackwork; you’ll find patterns in this lesson from Japanese kimnono, American quilts, historic fabrics, bricks, fences, Chinese lattices, and more. There isn’t an area in your needlepoint where Blackwork can’t be used.
The next 25 Stitches class, starting our fourth year, explores these great patterns based on simple Backstitch. The lessons come to you in email, on the 15th of each month. In each three-lesson class, you’ll learn 25 Blackwork patterns plus you’ll get complete instructions for stitching a sampler using these stitches.
The 25 Stitches classes are notebook classes, encouraging to create your own reference on these stitches. You can use your own stash to make the samples giving you plenty of choices.
Plus there will be a bonus lesson covering methods for stitching Blackwork along with tips for making your project a success. And I’m planning some extra bonuses as part of the class because Blackwork can be combined with so many other great techniques.
The class is only $27.50. As you can see from the pictures throughout this post, Blackwork can create so many wonderful needlepoint projects. Don’t miss your chance to join this great class. Registration closes January 15, so use the PayPal button below to sign up today.
If you would like to join the class but would prefer to pay another way, please use the address below to email me.
I’m so excited to share these great stitches with you, so sign up today.