Blackwork is named for the black silk thread traditionally used in this ancient form of embroidery. Blackwork has evolved through the years, but most commonly uses simple stitches to create bold geometric designs. Early blackwork employed only horizontal and vertical stitches, without any diagonal lines which gave it a very square look. Blackwork requires precise geometric alignment, which makes linen an excellent ground fabric. Blackwork was a popular English embroidery used to adorned sleeves, cuffs, and collars during the reign of King Henry the VIII. This was probably because it was a beautiful, and yet more economical adornment than lace.
Delicate and striking black cross-stitches embroidered in the letter of your choice on a creamy 100% linen ground make this pincushion a little luxury every seamstress can afford.
Please specify monogram letter desired at checkout.
My pincushion is approximately 3.5" x 3.5", backed with 100% black cotton fabric, and is plumply stuffed with fresh fiberfill to give your pins and needles a sweet home.
Each pincushion is designed, digitized, machine and hand-sewn exclusively by me in my little Ohio cottage.
Ohio residents add 6.5% sales tax.