The Art Of Stitching Coloured Blackwork (Instant Download PDF Design)

The Art Of Stitching Coloured Blackwork (Instant Download PDF Design)



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  • Digital download
  • Digital file type(s): 1 PDF
  • Height: 8 1/4 inches
  • Width: 11 3/4 inches

It was really easy to come up with this design, books are everywhere in this house, we couldn’t be without them! From history books in chronological order in Laura’s bedroom, history of fashion books on the landing bookshelf to loads of craft books in my workroom.

When we visit historic houses, we love looking at the books in the libraries with their tooled spines and
decorations (and of course reading the titles). This embroidery has its roots in those beautiful, tooled books. Laura’s favourite colours are blues and greens so it seemed right to do her favourite things in her favourite colours.

We finished the design in a 8 1/4" by 11 3/4" frame.

This pattern is easy to follow, as long as you have some basic embroidery skills

About The File.

Instant digital download PDF files. Once a file is paid for a link will be emailed to you. If you need help downloading please refer to:

You will receive a 13 page A4 colour PDF download file. It gives a full chart to stitch the "The Art Of Stitching Coloured Blackwork" design. Please NOTE this is a PDF FILE ONLY and not a finished product. No returns and refunds for pattern purchase.

This file (PDF, 13 pages) includes:

- Chart and Key
- A list of material requirements

This pattern will be available for instant download when your purchase is confirmed. Once you have downloaded this file, you can print the pattern with A4 paper on your printer at home and use the chart to make this project.

You must have a PDF READER on your computer to open and print this pattern. If you don’t have installed it, I suggest you to download and install the ADOBE READER here:


This is a blackwork pattern only. No threads, fabric, needles etc. are included.
All my designs are original and produced from initial sketch to fully stitched piece by me before being listed.
Please only use the pattern for personal use.
You may sell the item you have made using this pattern on a very small scale but please credit Tortoise Crafts as the designer. Do not resell or share the pattern.

*** This is a digital blackwork pattern - no physical goods will be shipped***

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I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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Kerri South 23 Sep, 2015

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Absolutely amazing! Love this and so glad I could buy it from the UK.

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Robyn Mertens 31 Oct, 2020

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This pattern looks like it's going to be fun.

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Carla Mongelluzzi 19 Jan, 2018

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This this postcard! The detail is amazing!

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