This Embroidery how-to video demonstrates the fundamental stitches used in blackwork hand embroidery.
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This video, presented by Sarah Homfray, a graduate of The Royal School of Needlework’s 3-year apprenticeship and a professional hand embroiderer and instructor, provides an overview of the hand embroidery technique of blackwork.
The Origins of Blackwork When Catherine of Aragon landed in England to marry King Henry VIII, it is widely assumed that she brought with her from Spain. This is where the term “Spanish Blackwork” came from, and it remained in use for nearly 50 years.