This delightful piece is part of the Elsa Williams collection of blackwork designs; Theresa Lee's abundant flower bowl design is a delightful showcase of varying blackwork designs; simply dazzling!
Be sure to watch for the other pieces in this black work series by Elsa Williams that will become available this week; truly an enjoyable style of embroidery to learn!Traditionally, Blackwork is a counted-thread embroidery worked in geometric designs with black silk on even-weave linen.
However, black isn’t the only acceptable color for working these patterns (redwork or scarletwork has also been popular through the ages).Even though the over all effect of Blackwork is ornate, most of the stitches are simple, but they are worked in such a way that conveys complexity. This style of embroidery dates back many centuries in various cultures all over the world, but what has come to be known as Blackwork, the scrolling designs that used to adorn clothing, especially sleeves, cuffs and collars reached its peak during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Size: 12.5" x 13.5"
Kit contains: design printed on 18" square evenweave linen, 100% cotton floss , needle, complete instructions and stitch directions. Proudly made in the USA
Artist: Theresa Lee
Manufacturer: Elsa Williams NeedleArt Collection
Year/Condition: 1976/Vintage New