The New Anchor Book of Blackwork Embroidery Stitches: Techniques and Designs (The New Anchor Embroidery Series) Paperback – 1 May 2005
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About the Author
Jill Cater Nixon is a talented blackwork and cross stitch designer, who has designed for Coats Crafts UK and Kreinik. She has contributed regularly to the needlecraft press and produces kit designs for Choices. Jill lives in Milton Keynes.
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The front of the book gives a short history of blackwork and then goes on to give advice on items needed & some tips on doing the designs & also diagrams of how to start a project. Next come the patterns which are shown completed at the top of the page & underneath is the plan of the design.
At the end of the book there are designs for borders you can do so all in all a good book as far as I am concerned. I think it is good value for money as many books are twice the price.
I have borrowed 2 books from my library on blackwork & neither was suitable but this Anchor book is exactly what I wanted. I did look at the inside section available before I ordered so had a good idea what the book entailed. If I had have been able to borrow this book from my library in the first instance, I would have immediately bought my own as did one of your other reviewers. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in blackwork that is why I have given it 5 stars. A winner in my opinion.
The instructions are very clear and most enjoyable. This book is excellent for those new to blackwork and includes 48 suggested 'fillings' as well as a few borders. There are little samples to create too. Like I mentioned, the chessboard is gorgeous and fun to make.
My 'issue' with this copy from Amazon is the shoddy quality of the product. It's not much thicker than a magazine cover and the paper quality throughout is poor. Very disappointing as this copy is actually for a birthday present. I am contacting the publishers to give my comments about this, although it appears to have been printed by Amazon. I wouldn't mind but I paid only slightly less than the cover price. Not good Amazon, tut tut
Each type of stitch is explained well with great pictures so its easy to learn . Some lovely small projects to start learning black work as well.
Definitely would recommend to anyone who wants to learn black work stitches.
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Think I like the look of this technique, but yet to try it. Instructions seem clear enough, and very good selection of projects to tryPublished 19 months ago by shakespeare