Roman Mosaics in Britain

roman mosaic from bath reproduced in blackwork and needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:37:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so jazzed about the idea to use filet crochet charts as needlepoint that it got me excited about adaptation. There are so many wonderful sources of great ideas out there. This week, except Tuesday, I’ll be featuring articles from the archives about adaptation. You’ll […]

Bath Mosaic Needlepoint – Borders 2

needlepoint blackwork pattern, roman mosaic, designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-08-20 06:36:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The next two borders in the needlepoint reproduction of the Bath Mosaic combine Tent Stitch and Backstitch. Each will be shown as a straight border and then as the corner. The first border is made up of Backstitched squares with Tent Stitch squares in three colors […]

A Blackwork Valentine for You

copyright Tanja Berlin

Tanja Berlin has created a charming set of these three Blackwork hearts as a free PDF pattern. Remember that if you are stitching these on needlepoint canvas, your stitches need to cross two threads. Otherwise the stitching is unstable. Get the pattern here. Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under […]

Blackwork: Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-07-06 07:06:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBecky Hogg, Search Press (Turnbridge Wells, UK, 2010) ISBN:978-1-84448-551-2, $21.95 This book is one in a series on different techniques done under the banner of the Royal School of Needlework. In fact the author has both studied and worked there. This book is an excellent introduction to […]

Jubilee Needlepoint Free Pattern in Blackwork

Star Cross block, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week’s block is called Star Cross and features Blackwork. It completes the row with Box and Spool. Blackwork is a great needlepoint technique and ideas for blackwork patterns can be found just about everywhere. This simple variation of the basic Nine-Patch block uses two different blackwork patterns, relieved by triangles of Tent Stitch. The […]