Blackwork MAKE-it Pouch
With Linda Pietz
Aug 7, 1:00-3:00pm & Aug 8, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Who doesn’t need a pouch to keep craft work in progress? Stitch up the word ‘MAKE’ as you learn 4 blackwork stitches, then learn how to attach your piece to a zippered pouch.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
When Catherine of Aragon came to England to marry the heir of the English throne, Blackwork became all the rage. When worked in the traditional black thread, this counted-thread embroidery is reminiscent of the wrought-iron and tile work of her native Spain.
This brief introduction to blackwork will start you on a journey of stitching pleasure as you discover more stitch patterns and more ways to use the technique. We’ll start by outlining the letters. Then you’ll learn to fill the shapes with four different filler patterns. Finally, Linda will demonstrate how to attach your work to a zippered pouch or tote bag. With the word ‘MAKE’ stitched on the front, there will be no doubt the there is a WIP inside. Perhaps another blackwork project?
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Basic sewing or embroidery skills are helpful.
__11.5 x 18-inch piece of 14-to-the-inch Aida cloth (an even-weave cotton) in cream or color of choice (a lighter color makes it easier to see). You’ll find Aida cloth at craft stores (Hobby Lobby, etc.), near the embroidery floss.
__4 skeins of embroidery floss, one skein each of 4 colors, or 4 skeins of one color.
__#22 tapestry needle.
__8-inch embroidery hoop
__Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins