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Blackwork

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Blackwork embroidery - starting and finishing stitches | Blackwork embroidery video tutorial

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Royal School of Needlework Online Learning - Introduction to Blackwork

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How to do Blackwork Embroidery Portrait

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Penguins - Stitching Blackwork in Sections

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Valentina Sardu’s blackwork embroidery

Blackwork, sometimes historically termed Spanish blackwork, is a form of embroidery generally using black thread, although other colors are also used on occasion. Sometimes it is counted-thread embroidery which is usually stitched on even-weave fabric. Any black thread can be used, but firmly twisted threads give a better look than embroidery floss. Traditionally blackwork is stitched in silk thread on white or off-white linen or cotton fabric. Sometimes metallic threads or coloured threads are used for accents.