Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day.


[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC 986 the fill work was all stitched with 1 strand of the same.
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Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

I’ve got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch.

Blackwork Deer WIP

I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I’m doing the fill work all in 1 strand.

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

Almost the Whole Outline on Blackwork Deer

Blackwork Deer WIPI’ve been working on stitching up the blackwork version of the Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern. I also started the solidly stitched version, so I can switch back and forth depending on how much brain power I have each day -LOL-

I managed to get most of the outline done, I just need to finish the right half of the antlers and then do all the fill work.

I’m stitching the outline using two strands and the fill using one strand of DMC 986. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I love blackwork stitched on sparkly fabric :)

Thanks for having a look and hanging out in my stitching corner of the world.

Tangled and Other Free Blackwork Patterns

Tangled Blackwork Pattern

Tangled Pattern Available at

I’m always on the lookout for fun blackwork patterns and today I happened across an entire page of them in my news feed when this one popped up.

I hopped over to the link to check it out and almost jumped up and down with excitement when I found there was an entire page with several free blackwork charts.

Oh yes, these are being saved into my file immediately.

==> Check it out and save these fun patterns to your own stash over at
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A Light in Darkness Blackwork

I found this beautiful blackwork project posted on Flickr by hanging-by-a-thread and I just love it. With the Olympics going on this week, it seemed like an appropriate thing to share.
There is a light that never goes out
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Intriguing Blackwork Designs Found on Pinterest

This stunning peacock blackwork design is available as a chart or a kit from designer Tanja Berlin …

This amazing dragon blackwork pattern is available on etsy… [Read more…]

Swan Reflections Cross Stitch Meets Blackwork is Chart of the Week

I’ve been craving some pretty blackwork to stitch, but I really want to finish stitching Pirate Treasure before I start stitching something new. Of course, that doesn’t mean i can’t window shop for new stash 😉

< - This is Swan Reflections from Berlin Embroidery Designs. I think it caught me eye because it’s sort of M.C. Escher flirting with Alice in Wonderland in it’s own little way, which is just perfect as far as I’m concerned. I’d love to see a little more of that in the cross stitch world, I confess, it makes me quite happy.

==> Click here to add Swan Reflections to your stash today!

Happy Stitching!
Kind Regards,
Loretta [Read more…]

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