Blackwork: A New Approach by Brenda Day

By Brenda Day

Eighteen initiatives show the range and traditions, from swish Arab-inspired styles to daring sleek kinds. hint blackwork’s evolution with images of vintage examples, and start the pleasing activity of embroidering your personal: the thoughts are effortless, the necessary apparatus minimum. Make such excellent initiatives as rose and tulip bookmarks, festive Christmas playing cards, a Celtic knot tray, and extra.

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3 Cover the box by gluing the fabric to the sides: in the corners, fit the fabric by folding it inward. Fold and glue excess fabric on the interior. Crimp or cut surplus if necessary to avoid excessive thickness. 4 In the interior, cover the sides and bottom with fabric or paper. To finish it off neatly, overlap the covering at the seam points and fold the fabric under if it has a tendency to fray. Box Placemat Supplies Two fabrics, unbleached linen, rickrack. 5 cm). 1 Cut two rectangles measuring 6 × 4¼ inches (15 × 11 cm) from the fabric and the linen and one rectangle measuring 11½ × 5 inches (29 × 13 cm) from the other fabric.

On the printed fabric, make a ½ inch (1 cm) double fold under on each side, then do the same on the top and bottom. Sew all around using the running stitch. Coasters Decorative jam jar covers Supplies Printed fabric, unbleached linen, braid or lace, ribbon. 1 Cut out a circle 3½ inches (9 cm) in diameter from the linen and embroider the design. 5 cm) all around. 2 Cut out a circle 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter from the printed fabric. Center the embroidered fabric on top and sew together. Then sew the braid or lace around the edge of the circle.

Stitch all around, carefully following the points and rounded edges. 4 Turn right side out through the opening in the lining. Close with small stitches and turn the bag right side out. Tie the ends together to form a handle. Hobo bindle stick Accessories Buttons Supplies Buttons to be covered, unbleached linen or fabric. 1 Embroider the design on the fabric. Trace a circle of the diameter specified by the button manufacturer. Cut out. Stitch around a gathering thread. 2 Center the button on the fabric circle.

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