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Blackwork Made Easy: Techniques, Patterns and Samplers

Blackwork Made Easy: Techniques, Patterns and Samplers

Code: 994665
Lesley Wilkins shows how to create traditional blackwork embroideries using simple stitches on evenweave fabric. Step by step photographs and a wealth of charts illustrate how traditional motifs, patterns and borders can be combined to create stunning designs. Lesley then goes on to show how to create band samplers inspired by those on which sixteenth century embroiderers collected their favourite designs, including figures, flowers, plants, birds and animals. Lesley Wilkins combines a deep knowledge of and appreciation for historical embroideries with her own flair for design and practical teaching skill. This book contains all you need to know to produce beautiful embroideries inspired by history. Previously published as Beginner’s Guide to Blackwork and Traditional Blackwork Samplers.1) Shows how to create beautiful embroideries using simple stitches. 2) Packed with historical insight and inspiring embroideries. 3) Step by step photographs provided for the stitches, and graphs for the patterns, motifs and band samplers.


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Lesley Wilkins
Published Date
25.8 x 20.2 x 1 cm
Number of Pages
Search Press Ltd

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Review of Blackwork Made Easy: Techniques, Patterns and Samplers
I'm so lucky - my nan got me this and some other bits for Easter! I adore this book. It has samplers in, and some little pictures that can be used in cards too if you're short on time. The samplers are bordering on huge, but it does tell you how many skeins of thread you need, which not many books do. If you want it, get it, it is beautiful.
Reviewed by Anon On 05th April 2012
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