Stitching Project - Blackwork Journal - July 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 - July 2019

Progressive Blackwork Pattern

Deputy - Rayon Twist - Shade 2046

The stitch is built up in density & colour

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 work on progressive patterns, building the density of the stitch & thread.

I used 'Deputy - Rayon Twist - Shade 2046'.

The vintage threads are wound up 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.

I adapted this pattern from a sampler by Mary Kay Sampson.
Stitching Project

Blackwork Journal - July 2019

Edith Grace Designs

Finished July 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

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