If you’ve always wanted to have a go at blackwork but thought it looked too difficult, then make a start with our Butterfly Blackwork cross stitch pattern.
Blackwork is really easy to do, much easier than cross stitch in fact, and those curves you see on our Butterfly Blackwork cross stitch pattern are just small straight lines! Blackwork really is as easy as that.
You could call this Redwork, or Greenwork, or Bluework, or even Multi-Colorwork, but we’ll stick to the name Blackwork as that is how most people would describe it, despite the number of different colors we’ve used.
Our Butterfly Blackwork cross stitch is made with contrasting colors of pink, green, and blue on 16 count white Aida and it’s a great Spring/Summer project when you’ve finished stitching Christmas cards and want to look forward to warmer days.
There’s nothing difficult at all about Blackwork and this design should take you about four hours, or maybe a little less if you are an experienced stitcher.
When you order our Butterfly Blackwork cross stitch you’ll get a color chart which shows you which color to use where. It’s very simple to follow and we promise that once you get started you’ll want to try other patterns.
This design is stitched on 16 count Aida and we’ve used white although it would look just as good on cream or on a stronger color like green if you have any Aida left over from your Christmas cards.
Our Butterfly Blackwork cross stitch is an ideal gift
This would make an ideal birthday or even an Easter card with the spring-like colors. You could see if your local hobby shop has any aperture cards that would fit the design. Instead of taking the finished needlework to the shop, if you have a color printer you could photocopy it and then take that to the shop so that the material doesn’t get grubby.