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Blackwork Embroidery - The Color Purple


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  • Back Stitch

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Make basic stitches (cross stitch, back stitch) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches on 14-count Aida cloth

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Craftypodes Embroidery & Cross-Stitch
Craftypodes Embroidery & Cross-Stitch
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 still happens for personal projects and gifts.) Our work reflects our interests. Sometimes that means themes like video games and science. Sometimes it means techniques, such as adding Dorset buttons or hexies to a piece. We live and craft from our home in Texas, where we are owned by an adorable rat terrier.