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Blackwork Bookmarks

Finished up a couple of Blackwork bookmarks in July. We spent a couple of days at my In-Law's cabin on a lake. If I wasn't helping with meals or reading, I was stitching under the trees. It was such a relaxing couple of days. The basic pattern, for the bookmark above, is from my Blackwork Made Easy Book by Leslie Wilkins. The other bookmark shown below was a pattern I found on Pinterest. They just need a nice little backing and then will be put into my Bible. That's all for today. Until another time, have a happy stitching day!

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Pattern, Orange Poppy Cross Stitch on Quatrefoil Blackwork Bookmark, Instant Download

This listing is for an INSTANT DOWNLOAD of the PDF file of this Pattern. You will not be receiving any physical item. This beautiful poppy pattern pdf includes 4 pages color and symbol pattern markings, plus detail blowups for clarity. Created by Elaine Beaumont, this 86-stitch by 209-stitch design can be stitched on linen for a bookmark-sized piece, or on larger count fabric for a beautiful wall hanging. It is the first of a series, so look for its companions in the future! DETAILS: Pages: 4 Style: Color blocks with symbols, plus detail blowups for clarity Format: PDF Dimensions: vary with fabric count used. Design is 86 stitches x 209 stitches. HOW IT WORKS: -After purchasing, you will be taken to the Etsy download page, and your file will also be sent via email. You can read more about Etsy downloads here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949 -Just download the file and print it out! TERMS: -For PERSONAL use only -Copyright remains with the designer.

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Had wanted to post yesterday, but my neighbor Bev from across the street wanted to use my long arm machine to quilt a sampler quilt of hers. She had been asking for a long time, and I always had a quilt on the machine. Finally finished one and called her to come over. She wanted to use a pantograph which is a quilting design printed on a long sheet of paper. You follow the pattern from side to side with a tiny laser light hooked to the machine. We worked on pinning her backing fabric to the leaders with corsage pins and laying out the batting and finally the top. Got one row of stitching done, and I had a brain freeze as to how to position the laser for the second row so that they would over lap a bit. It was about 4 pm by then so we stopped. Went down to my "quilting room" in the basement just now and looked at it again and found the answer right away. Shows you need to take a break some times and the answer to your problem will come to you! MSI SAMPLER—Elizabeth Bayles 173? I will try to talk about a sampler from the former Carrie B. Neely Collection at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on each of my blogs. We are starting our journey by the date of the sampler—the oldest ones first. Elizabeth Bayles didn't have enough room to stitch the exact year when she finished her sampler! Look at the very bottom after her name. She says 173 blank. This sampler was originally appraised at $14 probably because of its age as it is not a remarkable sampler. It was stitched on 42 count linen with silk thread and measures 8" x 16." It is cross stitch only. In 1998 it sold for 690 pounds in a group of two samplers. Note the early "A" and that "V" is "U." Her verse reads: LOVE THE LORD AND HE WILL BE A TENDER FATHER UNTO THE(sic) AWAKE ARISE BEHOLD THOU HAST THY LIFE A LIFE THY BREATH ABLAST AT NIGHT LY(sic) DOWN PREPARE TO HAVE THY SLEEP THY DEATH THY BED THY GRAVE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 IF YOU KNOW CHRIST YOU NEED KNOW LITTLE MORE IF NOT ALLS (sic) LOST THAT YOU HAVE LARNT (sic) BEFORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 O PRAISE THE LORD ALL YE NATIONS PRAISE HIM ALL YE PEOPEL (sic) FOR HIS MERCIFUL KIND NESS IS GRATE (sic) TOWARDS US AND THE TRUTH OF THE LORD IN DURETH (sic) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BLACKWORK— I have always loved blackwork. This little piggie is a piece that I stitched on needlepoint canvas with perle cotton at my ANG group in 1983. I have this piece below stitched to a needlework bag which is a bad choice because there is so much stitching on it and I hate to think that I just throw it in the car! Should remove it from the front of the bag and frame it! I think I must have photographed it upside down or the flower is growing back to the earth. This was an Embroiderers' Guild of America group correspondence course and the fabric was---horrors--aida cloth—using black floss! It is not reversible. You can see the bag fabric peeking above. The piece below was taught to me at an EGA regional seminar in Grand Rapids. The teacher was Nan Tyson Euler. When I got home and started working on it, I decided to make some changes and make it my own. If I had stitched the first alphabet using the "antique" stitching method Nan charted for us, the piece would still be in its bag. I think that you sometimes need to make an executive decision on your pieces. As I recall I did the design as charted until I reached the large blue diamond which I had started in class. I did not want the thistle or whatever was supposed to be in the middle so I found a design that would fit. Same goes with the area outside the diamond. Note that I ran out of the "orange" thread from my kit and just added some red. The sampler police did not come and get me! Can't remember whether or not I changed/substitutedany designs at the bottom of the sampler. I hemmed it on all 4 sides like an old one would have been done before I had it framed. Better go eat lunch as Bev is coming over soon to quilt her quilt and I have to be down there with her. Talk soon. --Nancy

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A Fine Tradition - The Embroidery of Margaret Light Book by Inspirations Studios, Australia

Delight in the sumptuous interplay of colour and stitch, inspired by embroidery styles across the centuries, in the exquisite embroidery of Australian designer Margaret Light. Description Stitch beautiful needlework accessories, decorative panels and embroidered tiles drawing from a rich and diverse design history ranging from Islamic architecture, 17th century crewel bed hangings and Indian block prints to the Arts and Crafts movement and beyond. Fourteen projects showcase Margaret’s passion for joyful stitching with ingenious combinations of techniques and glorious colour play utilising wool, cotton and silk threads on linen fabrics. Detailed instructions are provided for every step from stitching to construction, including a comprehensive library of diagrams and step-by-step photographs for more than ninety stitches. Featured Projects Iznik Tile Tulips, carnations and hyacinths in a vase reflecting Islamic decorative arts. Delft Tile Fruit bowl laden with pears, figs and cherries, inspired by 17th century Delft tiles. Redwork Pincushion & Chatelaine Barrel pincushion and chatelaine comprising scissor sheath and fob, thimble pod and strawberry emery. Tree of Life Sumptuous crewel wall hanging masterfully combining colour and stitch. Redwork Sachet Symmetrical design showcasing an elegant use of simple stitches influenced by early blackwork. Rosehip Needlecase Case with needle pages and pockets, featuring floral designs inspired by Indian block prints. Floral-Sprigged Sewing Fold Carnations, irises and bluebells enclose a pincushion and pockets for scissors, thimble and accessories, with a bluebell emery fob. Blackbird Cushion & Needlebook Bright and playful pastoral design for a cushion or needlebook. 18th Century Needlefold Needlefold containing pincushion and needle pages with exquisite flowers worked in stranded cotton or crewel wool. Morning Glory Needlefold Needlefold with large pockets adorned with scrolling stems of morning glory and wallflowers. Briar Rose & Honeysuckle Framed embroidery of briar rose and honeysuckle in beautiful, soft colours. Deerfield Tile Flowers in a vase worked in the signature blue shades of Deerfield embroidery. Additional Information: Product Type Printed Books Designer Margaret Light ISBN 9780648767008 Dimensions 28L × 24W × 1.5H (cm) Weight .838kg Perfect for medium-level to experienced embroiderers who want new inspirations. Get this book for your library and feast your eyes every day with inspiration for many-many projects of your own! Happy stitching! It also makes an amazing gift to a fellow stitcher!

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How I choose blackwork stitches

In this post I'm going to share with you a key part of my preparation for my RSN blackwork module - choosing the blackwork stitches.

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Celtic Diamond Blackwork

Startdatum: 30 december 2003 Einddatum: 31 december 2003 Ontwerper: Patricia Wainwright / Rainbow Gallery Dit is een van de eerste blackwork patronen die ik op het internet tegenkwam. Al zoekende n…

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