The spaces between #2
I promised more of these and so, here is the second of charts that explore the spaces between the shapes containing the blackwork fills as as well as the filled sections.
I love a sampler, something meditative to stitch that shows off some fills in their pure glory. I fell in love with blackwork because of the fills and felt the need to return, with this series of charts, to something simple, with the fills playing a major role in the design. The voids in between the filed elements are important here too, giving the fills some space to be splendid in!
It may surprise you to hear that this curvy design uses just straight up and down, side to side and corner to corner stitches in this one, no longer diagonals and no half stitches so good for all ability levels and very suitable for those new to blackwork. This chart also comes with a colour map (I used 11 shades of green) but it would be just as nice in a good old monochrome or a colourway of your own choosing.
More investigations into the spaces between are on their way!
Design size in stitches 148 x 148
On 14 count is 27 cm Square (10 .5 inches square) , on 16 count 24 cm square (9 inches square) & on 18 count 21 cm square (8 inches square)
This is a PDF file of a blackwork embroidery chart, not a finished product.
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