Following up on adding blackwork to the spot sampler, I thought I’d post some of the simple patterns I doodled for the lesson on blackwork.
The first one here is a leafy corner, just in time for autumn (on this side of the world). Of course, if you imagine the leaves green, it could also be just in time for spring and summer!
If worked in the Hobein stitch (or double or reverse running stitch), the design will come out the same on the front and the back of the fabric, which makes these kinds of patterns great for table linens and other items where the back is not covered.
The design is a relatively simple linear blackwork design. It works up fairly quickly, once you have the hang of the stitch sequence.
Just think – this is just in time to embroider a whole set of new linens for your Thanksgiving table! You know, that holiday where the whole family (all 24 of them!) sit down for dinner at one time! 24 cloth napkins, a large tablecloth, a table runner or two…..
The side patterns can be repeated as many times as you like, to extend them along the edge of a piece.
For easy printing and viewing, here’s a PDF:
Blackwork Design: Autumn Leaves on a Corner (PDF)
Enjoy! (And if you happen to work it up, I’d love to see a photo!)
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