With a million intricate squares, this is a beautiful pattern based on strong line angles and straight edges. A cerebral and relaxing stitch all at the same time. Looks absolutely stunning in an ornate, square frame.
Stitch Count: 116 x 116
Size: 8.3" high x 8.3" wide when stitched
Fabric: 14 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave
Thread: Traditionally DMC 310 but please get creative!
Needle: A size 26 tapestry needle is perfect but any should work
Chart has large, easy to read print and clear instructions.
History: Blackwork is a historical form of counted embroidery work that was typically used to adorn the cuffs and collars of fine clothing. True blackwork was completely reversible so even if the cuff was flipped inside out, it would look the same. This series of patterns uses backstitch and are not designed to be truly reversible – just fun, easy (but intricate) stitching! Enjoy!