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Old 04-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #1081
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #1082
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What's blackwork?
It's a form of cross-stitch which uses only black thread, generally, like this...sometimes a grey can be used for shadow style set-ups but mostly it's black, or one colour that contrasts with the background colour can be used as the base but not sure if that would be considered as the original blackwork style:



Looks easy enough but with just one colour and relying on the white or coloured background for the contrast is not always easy to count spaces for stitching etc.

He did a viking ship with gold thread which was then placed on a black sheet which we use as a blackout curtain in mid-summer; it looks great, you can see the detail of the oars, the guys, everything.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:32 AM   #1083
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #1084
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Just when you think you've seen it all, you realise you sadly haven't...

...out on our walk earlier and two teeny tots 6-7y/o come walking around the corner, carrying an ice cream in each hand, tucking into both of them; there was a time when kids were bought one Mr Whippy ice-cream in a cone from the ice-cream van...not these kiddies, two ice-creams each with the father walking along behind them.


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Old 04-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #1087
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Looks like you may have to mug the wee kiddies then
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