Wednesday, October 19, 2016


The arthritis is still troublesome so I chose to work on some very easy charts from Rainbow Gallery.

The Geisha: stitched in the traditional black and gold on white of true Blackwork.

A Victorian Lady: stitched in pink, gold and black.

And a Mermaid

PS:  A number of you didn't realize the mermaid was a work in progress and thought she was afflicted with sagging breasts.  That would be a sad case of confusing the stitcher with the stitchee.  See the next post for the finished lady.

This is not the first time I've stitched these.  They make wonderful exchange pieces finished as  bookmarks or needle books or pin cushions. 


Bea said...

Lovely, all of them. Blackwork really intrigues me and is on my "try this" list.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

These look like a refreshing break from the more complex stitching you've been doing recently. I do enjoy blackwork, in any colour scheme!

Julie said...

I love to see blackwork, it always looks so elegant.

Marexstitch said...

Yes these are charming and I stitched them a while ago and finished mine as bookmarks. I think they went to a local library to inspire kids to read more.