I stumbled on this gorgeous “blackwork” city map project by Julie who blogs at Button, Button earlier this week. She’s embarked on an embroidered “blackwork” map of the town she lives in.
Julie’s done something a bit out of the ordinary with her blackwork and instead of working in traditional black threads, she chose to go with a beautiful palette of DMC blues.
Ok, so maybe I don’t want to eat the floss, but you know what I mean! There’s something about pictures of our lovely DMC floss, so deliciously arranged and beautifully captured, that just makes my day!
Julie is using her own gorgeous (blue) blackwork sampler, compiled from visits to the Victoria and Albert museum, as a guide for her fill stitches.
I’m so impressed by the thorough way she researched Elizabethan embroideries and how she’s applying them to such a fresh and modern project like a city map.
Julie designs embroidery patterns with her mother under the name Little Dorrit & Co., where you can see more of her creativity at work. Visit Julie’s post for all the details on her blackwork project.