Blackwork (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides) Hardcover-spiral – 6 Oct 2010
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"This is not a project book, but the clear instructions and photographs of superb embroideries worked by the author and other RSN apprentices are sure to inspire you to come up with your own ideas." --"Stitch "(April 2011)
"There are good clear diagrams of many stitch patterns from very light to very dense designs which can be used for showing texture and shading by incorporating different thicknesses of thread." --"West Country Embroiderers" (May 2, 2011)
About the Author
Becky Hogg achieved a first class honours degree in Textiles at Loughborough School of Art, then specialised in traditional hand embroidery as a Graduate Apprentice at the Royal School of Needlework, where she learned blackwork, goldwork, silk shading and whitework. She worked in the studios of the Royal School of Needlework for nine years on diverse and prestigious commissions including replica curtains for the Royal Opera House and the Commonwealth banner for the Queen's Jubilee. She now works freelance from her London studio and teaches hand embroidery at art colleges and at the Royal School of Needlework.
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As an afterthought - in the history it is stated that this technique was popularised during the reign of Henry VIII and is generally thoguht to have been introduced by Catherine of Aragon (1509-1533). Most embroidery historians I have read accept that she popularised it but think it is mentioned much earlier in Chaucers Canterbury Tales (late 14th century). Important if you want accuracy.
You are then guided through the different stitches, again with well written instructions and clear photos to aid you. The book then takes you through some of the many patterns used in blackwork to give texture to your designs. It also provides photographic examples of when such patterns could be used.
You are also shown how to break up the patterns easing the colour from black to white to really add another dimension to your work. As with the previous book this book is spiral bound and is small enough to be carried around.
This review originally appear on The Sewing Directory
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Love this book went on to a class on blackwork after reading the book. BrilliantPublished 2 months ago by Ms. M. I. Kerr
Excellent arrived within days, the book is well presented, clear photos and instructions, eager to get going.Published 6 months ago by Germaine tritarelli
A lot of the pages were stuck together, whether it had been stored in a damp place I don't know. But the book is okay thank youPublished 12 months ago by Mrs June Myers