History of Blackwork Stitching

@marie2052 (3697)
United States
September 20, 2011 10:02am CST
I had actually never heard of this until I found a pattern book for it. I talked to my girlfriend who was very versed in cross stitch and she liked doing it so I bought the book and sent it to her as a gift. I will add the link so you all may enjoy on how Blackwork got started. There is also Redwork where in historical times it was called Scarlettwork. Out of this article I found most interesting is that to get the black threads it was an iron based dye used. Thats why we don't see pieces that used this method to dye their theads. Amazing what you can learn about a craft if you delve deep enough! http://www.ask.com/wiki/Blackwork_Embroidery#History
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@BarBaraPrz (19576)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep 11
A related method is huck work or Swedish weaving. http://www.ehow.com/about_4674576_huck-embroidery.html
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
21 Sep 11
Thanks Barb I will look at the link in a bit!
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