Monday, May 10, 2010

Coloured Blackwork

Last year I decided I'd try my hand at designing my own piece of blackwork. I wanted to break with the traditional black on white colourscheme, because of the subject matter of the design. I have loved the Japanese Noshi design for a long time now, having done this in needleturn applique from a pattern I purchased from the store Abundia in Brisbane. I wanted this needleworked noshi to be a sister decorator item for the appliqued noshi.

Most of the threads used were in my stash, and are a variety of brands and fibres, ie some stranded silk, stranded cottons and a tiny bit of goldwork wire for couching.

I thoroughly enjoyed this process, and despite not yet having this piece framed suitably, I like it. It's not the brightest piece of embroidery I've done, but for it's intended purpose I feel confident that when it's framed, it will suit the decor.


DIAN said...

Oh dear I typed up a comment and then pressed the wrong button. I will try again.

Linda, I love the way you interpreted the japanese style using the traditional blackwork stitches: the subtle colours work really well. I am sure you are pleased with this.

Iceni UK said...

Linda, a beautiful piece of blackwork, in particular the way you have used colour to enhance the blackwork stitches. Your talent for stitching and designing in all it's forms is amazing, and always a delight to look at.

Many congratulations on having your knitted scarf pattern printed in Australian Knitting magazine. The scarf looks so soft and light, it must have been a pleasure to knit.

I'm so pleased for you, hugs from me.x


Linda, I really like this piece of work, and you are way out of my leaque, I don't understand all the different types of work that you do, but I do enjoy looking at them.

Linda said...

Thank you ladies. I quite enjoyed designing this, although to some it may appear dull. Doreen, I am so happy to see you visit my blog, thank you, and I do hope your venture goes well. Tune in regularly and we may get you doing some embroidery with us in time......LOL..