Blackwork, Italian Style, with a Japanese Connection
the blogs I read is Italian Needlework.I met the author, Jeanine in
Canada, when we were both taking a four day Italian needlework class in San
Francisco several years ago, and I have been reading her blog ever since.She recently posted about Valentina Sardu of
Ajisai Press, whose blackwork designs reflect a Japanese influence.You can read the entire post and see pictures
of her designs here. Her blackwork designs are amazing!
reading about this, I pulled out a blackwork pattern book and before I knew it,
I had started working on this little blackwork border pattern on a kitchen towel!