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RandieJG on craftsy.com
San Jose, CA USA

When I was about five, my grandmother pinned the edge of a dishtowel to my skirt to hold it taut while I embroidered my initials. When I finished stitching, I discovered I'd stitched the towel to my ...

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Celtic Hearts - Blackwork Embroidery

from Elves at Work
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Celtic Hearts - Blackwork Embroidery
Celtic Hearts - Blackwork Embroidery Celtic Hearts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Simple backstitching on counted thread fabric (Aida cloth or evenweave fabric).

Pattern Description:

Very easy and beginner friendly.

Simple backstitch only, using two colors. Chart is printed in color (no confusing symbols to read).

Helpful hint: Mark the center of your fabric, and work from the center out. It will be much easier to keep your place, and your finished design will be perfectly centered on your fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 108x108 stitches, or approximately 7.75x7.75 inches.


  • 12x12" 14-count Aida or 28-count Evenweave fabric.
  • Two colors of embroidery floss.

You Will Also Need:

  • Embroidery needle, scissors, and embroidery hoop or stretcher frame.