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We are a husband and wife crafting team. Our focus these days is needlework. He does counted cross-stitch, she does hand embroidery. In the past, he did knitting and she did crochet. (It sometimes ...

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Blackwork Embroidery - The Color Purple

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Blackwork Embroidery - The Color Purple
Blackwork Embroidery - The Color Purple

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Make basic stitches (cross stitch, back stitch)

Pattern Description:

This is a favorite quote from Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" for many people, and a reminder to enjoy all of the beauty in life.

This blackwork embroidery pattern includes chart and tips for stitching. It is fairly beginner-friendly in difficulty, but can take more time and patience to complete than you might expect if you've never done blackwork before.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches on 14-count Aida cloth


  • Aida cloth - 6 inch X 6 inch in 14-count
  • 1 skein of DMC floss

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • needle
  • 4 inch diameter embroidery hoop