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Thursday, July 06, 2006

100 Details In 100 Days - Day 16

Many of you know that I'm rather fond of Blackwork. Blackwork was a popular form of needlework during the reign of Henry VIII. Also known as "Spanish Work", it was traditionally worked with black silk on white linen.

Blackwork can lend itself nicely to crazy quilting. The repeating patterns can be used to fill in a rather plain patch, or use it along a seam. Try running one of these borders along a length of ribbon and don't hesitate to use other colors. It doesn't have to be done in black.

Blackwork 1

1 inch wide on 8.5 count waste canvas

Blackwork 2

1 1/8 inch wide on 8.5 count waste canvas

Blackwork 3

1 1/4 inch wide on 8.5 count waste canvas

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