Julie, Nicole and I are all trying out blackwork. But with a difference! We're not going to use the colour black, we'll use colours that you wouldn't normally associate with this type of embroidery. When planning this month, we've referred to it as 'chartreusework', because what is more different from black than a bold colour like chartreuse?!
We'll each stitch one (or more, as time allows) 2" square using blackwork technique and patterns. We'll report back here on our progress of course. And we would love for you to join us! We have put together a few templates, all with 2" squares that you can fill in with blackwork as you like. And there is only one rule: you can't use black. But you don't have to use chartreuse. ;-) You can download the template here.
I must admit that blackwork is completely new to me, so I am actually a wee bit nervous about it. But I am looking forward to it as well. I've been poking around the interwebs to find a few resources to get me started and I want to share some of those with you here:
Blackwork Embroidery at Nordic Needle.
Blackwork Embroidery Primer Booklet from Honour Before Victory.
Ensamplario Atlantio - a blackwork filling collection from String Or Nothing.
Oh and if you want some inspiration, check out this cool sampler Daisy made using the template from the June Sampler Along: