Blackwork doesn’t have to be black! Modern blackwork designs in bright and cheerful colours.
Blackwork embroidery is easy and relaxing to stitch and is characterized by repeating patterns in the design. It is a centuries old form of embroidery going back to Elizabethan times, when clothing and linens were decorated with delicate hand-stitched blackwork embroidery. The elite forms of these designs were stitched with expensive black silk threads and so were called blackwork.