Stitching Project - Blackwork Journal - September 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 Project - September 2019

Portrait with blackwork 




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.
















This month, I wanted to pick out a pattern from a portrait & reproduce it as a piece of blackwork, on Aida canvas.









Blackwork Stitch

Lady in Green

Deputy - Rayon Twist




This is the blackwork pattern, taken from around the collar & down the front of the bodice.













Portrait of a 'Lady in Green' c. 1528 -32
Agnolo Bronzine (1503-72)

Royal Collection:
Acquired by King Charles I (1600 - 49)












I used:
Deputy - Rayon Twist - Shade Black









Stitching Project





A blackwork pattern, based on the clothing from 'The Lady in Green' portrait by Agnolo Bronzine (1503-72).













Edith Grace Designs


Finished September 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

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