Blackwork Roses GCC Information


Roses takes one of our favorite flowers and uses them to teach you one method of working blackwork. Using a floral motif is in keeping with historic pieces done in one period of blackwork. You will be introduced to the history of blackwork, materials, design transfer and a method of working blackwork patterns. You will discover the difference between dark, medium and light density blackwork patterns. The original is worked in black and a gray to give some contrast and interest to the piece. The use of gold for the enhancement of the piece echoes the historic use of gold. The piece is worked on your choice of 28 to 30 count white or cream linen in stranded floss and very fine metallic braid. While the original is in black, gray and gold, you may work in any color you prefer. Make your Roses bloom and be ready to work any design you may find in blackwork.

Blackwork Rose DetailTeacher: Carol Algie Higginbotham

Project: Framed picture

Size: 8.5″ x 12″ design area

Fabric: 28- or 30-count white or cream linen

Threads: Stranded cotton, #4 Very fine braid

Colors: As pictured or student’s choice

Proficiency Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Time: Six months

Fee: $175 per group

Text: $30 per student; 40 pages, includes color pictures and detailed instructions

Supplies (approximate): $25

1 thought on “Blackwork Roses GCC Information

  1. I am a member of the NeedleArts Guild of Wichita, Ks. I just love this pattern. Do you just sell the pattern? Please get back with me.

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