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A colourful modern twist on a traditional technique by Melanie Couffe.
Blackwork is a traditional form of embroidery, usually worked in black thread on a white background.
Here, author Melanie Couffe takes the technique and gives it a burst of colour by introducing delicate shades of pink, blue, green, red, yellow, orange and purple. Her book begins with an introduction to the fabrics and threads she uses, and the basic stitches you need to produce the beautiful designs featured in the book. There are 16 gorgeous projects to create all accompanied by step-by-step instructions, photographs and charts. Melanie's enchanting designs will inspire you to introduce colour into your blackwork, and create your own modern, stunning embroideries based on this classic technique.
SPRING - Spring Tree of Life, Tulip Pinkeep, Bee Pendibule, Spring Fob Trio
SUMMER - Summer Tree of Life, Flamingo Tote Bag, Marine Jewellery, Mobile Phone Cases
AUTUMN - Autumn Tree of Life, Pumpkin Citrolli, Hedgehog Purse, Autumnal Grapes
WINTER - Winter Tree of Life, 12 Christmas Tree Decorations, Foliage Trio, Robin Clock
Softcover, 128 pages, Search Press.