I wanted to learn a couple of new skills this year, 2019. I decided on improving my knitting skills, exploring texture & colour, I also wanted to learn 'Blackwork', something I have wanted to do for many years.
|Blackwork Journal - April 2019|
|1 thread of silk was used at a time|
I was given a large box full of silk threads. I am unsure of the age, some people think c1940's, others think possibly earlier. I couldn't decide what to do with them, should I keep them preserved as they are, or use them as they were intended? I think they should be used, with the cardboard roll included in the project book. This will show the history of the thread.
I have chosen a simple blackwork pattern, which was very quick to stitch up. I used only one thread of silk throughout this design.
|Alderman Sewing Silk|
|Shade No/ 46 - Red|
|The thread was wound up on a small piece of cardboard|
The thread used is 'Alderman' Sewing Silk. Made in England & measured in yards. The colour used was Number 46, a bright red.
I loved unwinding the thread to sew, it was like unwinding history, I also thought of those who made this thread & the journey it has been on until it came into my possession.
The threads were wound up on pieces of cardboard, I am amazed they have lasted so well. I intend on using them for further projects, so they are kept for prosperity.
|Edith Grace Designs|
Finished April 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs