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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