Tanja Berlin’s got something fun going on on her website, and if you love blackwork (or even if you love the idea of it, but haven’t tried it yet), you might want to take a look!
This is Tanja’s Blackwork Mini Mystery Project. Each month for three months, starting in February, Tanja is posting a new section of this Blackwork Mini Mystery Project on her website. The section for February is already posted. Each part of the project is presented in PDF format for downloading and printing from your computer, and it’s not just the chart that she’s giving you – it’s an amazingly thorough, step-by-step instructional packet that will not only guarantee your success in completing this particular project, but will teach you the ins and outs of blackwork embroidery.
The design so far is perfect for this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Flowers, bunnies, wee mice, birds, and bees – all harbingers of spring, and perfect to work up right before Easter springs upon us in April.
It looks like a fun project, perfect for some relaxing and learning! If you’re keen to join in, visit the Blackwork Mini Mystery Project on the Berlin Embroidery website, and then sign up for Tanja’s mailing list on her home page, so that you can receive notification of the next installment.
Tomorrow, I’ve got another Medallion Update for you. Not much of one, I’m afraid – unless I get some serious stitching in today! And Monday, I’ll be reviewing a whopper of a book that anyone interested in the history of embroidery needs to read (followed, of course, by a give-away). I’ve also got some comparison / tutorials in the works for next week – just some little tips that you might find helpful, or that might answer some stitchery questions that you’ve faced before. We’re also starting the first week of the Nesting Place online class next week, so it promises to be a busy week all around!
Have a terrific Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!