Sunday, May 11, 2014

Needlequest - Blackwork 11 May

I’m joining the Needlequest Challenge at Elizabeth’s Sew in Love blog.  This month, the challenge topic is blackwork.  I really like blackwork and I always want to do more of it, but there are so many things I like to do that I don’t make more time for it.  (I’ve finished several blackwork pieces since we’ve been in Japan – Kingfisher, Peacock, Roses, Ojimi, and a couple of small things).

I’ve had this blackwork alphabet chart for quite a long time.  I’m glad to have a reason to get started on it.  I’m using 26 count linen, with Needle Necessities Spring II thread (50/50 cotton-rayon) for the letters and Kreinik #4 braid for the blackwork patterns inside the letters. The designer is Lorraine Banniskis.


Queeniepatch said...

A good reason to bite into this Blackwork project. You've already come a long way!

Manuela said...

A beautiful new start.

Greetings, Manuela

Wendy said...

I love blackwork so will enjoy watching you stitch this! I need to get started on my Needlequest project for the month.

Elizabeth Braun said...

Well done! I love your older finishes too - esp the kingfisher.

I've subscribed to your blog as I too lvoe needlework and East Asia. I used to live in Taiwan.=)