Part 6 of my blackwork flower and this now completes all the blackwork sections on the petals. Next week we start to add the colourful cross stitches surrounding the flower - remember the outline on this will be added last.
High, just a big thank you to Rachel Watson, my website designer, who put last week's charts on to my Blog whilst I was away. Another week and we are now on to the next blackwork design on the third petal. It has been lovely to see how many of you are getting on with this and enjoying a new technique. All the details for fabric size and threads can be found on my Wednesday Blog, 15th May.
Our third week for my part series of this blackwork flower design. This time another petal and another blackwork pattern to try. If you still need the full details for this project then please look at my Wednesday Blog on the 15th May or please join us in the SAL at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/
This is our second part of my blackwork flower design. It has been lovely to see your start on this project, but now we begin working on the actual blackwork patterns. As I have split each petal shape as a separate design then I hope you will find it easy to follow. If you are just joining us then please go back to the 15th May to find all of the details for this exciting project.
I am starting another part series today which will run for 12 weeks. My last one was such a success as I know how many of you really liked it, not only perhaps learning a new technique but being able to work on small sections at a time. Just one comment from me is I hope that there won't be any mistakes, but in order to provide charts like this for you to stitch they have to be simulated ones...
Well, sad that we came to the end of the Blackwork anemone, but it has been delightful for me to see how many of you joined in with me on that project and loved working on it. There will be another one coming up shortly, so as they say, 'watch this space!'
This week Cross stitch Crazy, in issue 255, printed my image of the iconic landmark of Stonehenge. Great fun to work on and hopefully I put a 'Lesley' mark...
Well, 12 weeks, and now we can add the final touch to complete my design of the blackwork anemone. It has been so lovely to see your stitching as the weeks have gone by.
Time permitting, then I would love to work another part series for you all as it does seem quite a sensible way to work on smaller sections, not so daunting. And, I think many of you are now converted to blackwork and have enjoyed the stitching.
Well, we are nearly ready to complete this design. Thank you SO much for your feedback about this and I am really happy to read how much you have been enjoying the stitching....especially the little comments as to how much you enjoy your Wednesday evenings.
The chart and the details for what you need for this design are shown here.
Thank you again for those of you that replied to my request for ideas for North American birds both here...
Part nine of the series and the design is beginning to take shape with the addition of the flowers and leaves.
Thank you to those of you who have sent in the names of popular North American birds and I have already made a start on my first one, a chickadee, which will be incorporated into another blackwork design.
My latest picture to be added to my website shop is of two mandarin ducks. The design is fairly simple to stitch as...
The blackwork part on the anemone petals is complete so over the next five weeks we will be adding the cross stitch leaves, flowers and butterfly to complete the cross stitch areas before finally adding the all important two strands of back stitch to the main flower.
In the May edition on CrossStitch Crazy you can find my pretty Easter cards and gift tags to stitch.
I need some help please with names of popular North American birds as I am hoping...