Stitching Project - Blackwork Journal - May 2019

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 - May 2019

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.

Sandringham, Country Park, Norfolk

Alderman Pure Silk Thread

Leaves & Branches

Blackwork Journal 2019

In May 2019, my husband & I stayed in our caravan, with our little dog, at the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. We were surrounded by the Country Park. My design is leaves & trees.

I used two colours for the blackwork. Green & brown. I used Alderman pure silk threads, using double thread.

The leaves design I found in a book, but I created the tree pattern.

I really enjoyed stitching this design, what a lovely memory from a very enjoyable week away.

Edith Grace Designs

Finished May 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

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