Blackwork Embroidery

Jen Goodwin
Blackwork has a rich history that has developed over the years into an iconic and sophisticated style of embroidery. This practical book presents a number of ways to approach blackwork embroidery, from forming basic stitches and patterns to developing complex shaded pieces with confidence. Through an assortment of exercises, it introduces the principles of shading along with several projects to further explore the potential of blackwork. Detailed instructions on designing and developing shaded pieces of blackwork embroidery are given along with guidance on how to choose suitable images for translating into stitch. Step-by-step instructions on how to form basic stitches and how to form patterns are included as well as almost 250 shaded patterns, indicating how differing patterns appear when worked in different thicknesses of thread. Finally, patterns are grouped by family for easy identification and pattern blending.
Blackwork Embroidery by Jen Goodwin

About the author

Jen Goodwin trained with the Royal School of Needlework and now works as a contemporary embroidery artist. She teaches regularly for the RSN and at her own studio in Wimborne, Dorset, where she designs and sells a wide range of beautiful embroidery kits.