Blackwork Made Easy

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Tags: Blackwork Made Easy, Lesley Wilkins, 9781844487530, Search Press Blackwork, Embroidery, 2011, Techniques, Patterns, Samplers

Lesley Wilkins shares her passion for blackwork embroidery and shows how to produce traditional motifs, borders, patterns and full band samplers using simple stitches that are explained by step by step photography. Charts are provided.

Lesley Wilkins shows how to create traditional blackwork embroideries using simple stitches on evenweave fabric. Step by step photographs and a wealth of charts illustrate how traditional motifs, patterns and borders can be combined to create stunning designs. Lesley then goes on to show how to create band samplers inspired by those on which sixteenth century embroiderers collected their favourite designs, including figures, flowers, plants, birds and animals. Lesley Wilkins combines a deep knowledge of and appreciation for historical embroideries with her own flair for design and practical teaching skill. This book contains all you need to know to produce beautiful embroideries inspired by history.

- Shows how to create beautiful embroideries using simple stitches

- Packed with historical insight and inspiring embroideries

- Step by step photographs provided for the stitches, and graphs for the patterns, motifs and band samplers

ISBN 9781844487530
Author Lesley Wilkins
Edition BC Paperback
No. Of Pages 96
Publication Date 19 December 2011
Publisher Search Press
Dimensions 204.00000000 x 260.00000000
Weight 369.00000000

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