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.
It’s now my favorite technique to add a new look to my needlepoint. Best of all, it’s so easy any stitcher can do it — even if it’s one of your first projects.
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 Monday, explores these great patterns based on simple Backstitch. The lessons come to you in email, on the 15th of each month. In this four-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.
The first lesson is a bonus lesson covering methods for stitching Blackwork along with tips for making your project a success. You’ll also get a history of Blackwork as well as a listing of my favorite books for Blackwork patterns. And I’m planning some extra bonuses as part of the class because Blackwork can be combined with so many other great techniques.
You’ll be so happy with what you learn in this class. You’ll find ways to put this treasured technique to work right away in your current projects. I’m excited by the possibilities and you will be too.
The samplers for this lesson are great. It’s a charming small heart design. Four of them, one for each season will be stitched. That’s tons of needlepoint fun for a small price!
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 16, 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.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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