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Once more, we’re going to show how easy it is to “design” your own fills as you go. Coming up with blackwork fills can be an endless opportunity, so as you stitch blackwork keep your eyes open for ideas.
The inner nerd in me craves order, and there are all kinds of color systems out there that somehow put color into an analytical order. Let’s dive in and find out what all those color geeks have been up to!
Once you begin to play and become more comfortable with blackwork fills, you should begin to really get the creative juices flowing. As you’re stitching, you may begin to come up with your own fills that work perfectly for just the spot you’re stitching in.
Today’s blackwork Friday Fill, takes the fill from 2 weeks ago (FF002), and just changes the shape of the repeat. Instead of being square, this one brings on the diamonds. But, this fill also seems to take on two lives, depending on how you view it.
Today we’re going to look at a fill – not in blackwork – but in solid cross stitch. Doesn’t sound exciting, does it? Well we’re also going to be adding variegated thread into the mix. As I talked last week in Unleashing Variegated Thread, the use of variegated thread really lets you put your own […]
Today we’re going to look at another simple blackwork fill. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll also be showing how to add variation to this type of repeat. Playing around with fills, you’ll begin to see lots of ways to switch things up and begin to come up with your own pattern repeats.
As a needleworker and a crafter, I’m certain that you’ve seen or played with variegated threads or yarn. These multi-colored threads make it easy to introduce a lot of color into your needlework project, without having the hassle of constantly changing threads. But have you truly unleashed those threads to really shine?
And here it goes, let’s get ourselves stitching blackwork, and finding inspiration just from taking a look at fills each Friday. The first one is really a simple one, and one which I’ve seen stitched in all ages.
One day, a needle, some thread, and a Rolodex walked into a fabric store to get all creative… Wait, what? That’s exactly how I feel about creativity and inspiration sometimes.