The beautiful blackwork jacket inspiring my jacket project

I’ve had a lot of questions about blackwork lately.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been talking about my jacket project more or maybe more people are catching the embroidery bug (Catch the bug!  You’ll love it!).  Either way I think it’s awesome.  Monochromatic embroidery like blackwork and scarletwork was used extensively during the 16th and early 17th centuries to embellish all sorts of items from clothing to soft household goods like pillow cases.  If you have been curious about blackwork (or scarletwork, etc) here is a link to my tutorial on monochromatic embroidery.  The tutorial also includes a short pin cushion project so you can try you hand at an small project (and a bonus band motif for those of you wanting to try you hand at a collar and cuffs for a shirt).

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