Blackwork city map

Friday, October 26, 2012

Map Sampler WIPI 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.


Isn’t this photo of Julie’s blue DMC floss delicious?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.


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  • irene M.
    October 26th, 2012 5:51 pm

    I’m wondering: how do you do blackwork on regular fabric and keep the stitches even and straight? The only blackwork I’ve done was in a counted fashion, either on Aida or evenweave.

  • Deej
    October 26th, 2012 6:07 pm

    Hi, where can I buy that storage for Dmc floss? I love it!

  • Julie
    October 31st, 2012 8:20 am

    It was so cool to be featured here, thank you Emma!

    To Irene M and anyone else curious, I talked about getting the stitches straight on uncounted fabric over on my blog today:

    Thanks again!

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