Friday, June 6, 2014

Shall I yes or no ... blackwork?

I'm always interested in learning new embroidery techniques. Last week I found a great freebie chart. Miriam from the blog Borduurblog posted the link and I checked it out and downloaded it.

It's a great blackwork sampler but I'm quite hesitant because I detest backstitching :-). On the other side ... think of all the possibilities with overdyed threads! :-). I can see similarities with some cross stitch designs from Ink Circles ...

Cirque des Carreaux - Cirque des Cercles (in my stash)

Cirque des Coeurs - Cirque des Triangles

And just for the eyecandy ;-))

Bramble and the Rose - Woodland Vines

Rosetta (in my stash)
Baroque - Growth Rings (in my stash)

Have a nice and sunny weekend!

Off for three days (Monday 9th is a Bank Holiday :-)!


Giovanna said...

I can see your dilemma (too much like backstitching)... but it is pretty.

Mii Stitch said...

Yes, I agree with Giovanna. It looks wonderful but like you, I'm not a big fan of backstitch. I have one kit in my stash and not sure if I'll ever give it a go :) The good thing, is that you have found a very good freebie, so you could give it a go and if you find out you don't really like it, you wouldn't have wasted too much money!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I say go for it!

Manuela said...

I like the Ink Circles pattern.

Have a wonderful weekend, Manuela

Marijke said...

Wat een mooi borduurwerk en degene bovenaan doet mij denken aan een patchwork blok!
groetjes van Marijke