Today I want to show you one of my Blackwork designs.
I never got round to having it framed properly, maybe that should be one of my New Years resolutions.
I found the picture of the bird in an old stained glass design book and traced it onto 28ct evenweave fabric.
I first worked all the outlines in stem stitch.
Then I filled each area with a different blackwork pattern.
I used all sorts of different threads, Silk, DMC, Varigated, Goldwork etc.
The outer ring was worked under a magnifying lamp, over one thread.
That's it for today, keep stitching..... :)