Ebook of blackwork patterns

screenshot of Ebook of blackwork patterns

Kim over at String or Nothing has generously released a book of free black work patterns titled  Ensamplario Atlantio: Being a Collection of Filling Patterns Suitable for Blackwork Embroidery. I know the title  sounds a mouthful, but there are some great traditional patterns in this ebook. This 40 page Ebook of blackwork patterns contains over 220 or so individual all-over or filling patterns for blackwork embroidery.

Some of the patterns perfectly fill a square so good for biscornu pin cushions, or needle books, scissor fobs, sewing caddies, small bags and purses etc and for this time of the year Christmas tree ornaments and the like. In other words you do not have to be interested in historical embroidery to enjoy this Ebook of blackwork patterns. The designs are timeless because they are versatile.

It is a pdf file in four-parts so that it can be downloaded easily.

Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks.  All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

For the love of Stitching Band 565

detail of back stitch on a hand embroidered needlework samplerThis band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler. For the full story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

This is the last band on this section. It marks Earth Hour and I worked a very simple pattern of back stitch in hand dyed silk, as I did not have much room left!

Size:

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 544

back stitch and algerian eye stitch sampleThis area is part of section 37 on of the For Love of Stitching band sampler. Stitches on this band include back sttich and Algerian Eye.

Thread:

The thread is hand dyed silk.

Fabric:

A cotton linen mix that is 22 count.

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked February 2009.

sampler detail

Size:

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.