Here’s our Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch pattern which is a lot easier to make than it looks!
Blackwork isn’t really the right name for these patterns because they can be stitched in lots of different colors, as you can see that we’ve done here with the Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch.
As usual, we’ve chosen to use DMC thread and the design has been created on 16 count Aida. You can use white or cream fabric, or even try a complete contrast like navy or black.
The Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch is designed in green, pink, purple and red and although it looks complicated it certainly isn’t. You just use one strand of thread and the stitching is just small straight lines so although it appears that there are rounded corners, that’s an optical illusion caused by the small stitches.
When you order this Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch you’ll get a chart which shows you exactly which color goes where so it’s easy to follow.
After you’ve finished it you could mount it into an aperture card for a friend or in a frame as a birthday card for a loved one. You can buy aperture cards at your local craft shop and they aren’t too expensive.
The Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch is just one of our patterns
If you enjoy making it then you could do it again in other colors, or even splash out on holographic threads which sparkle under artificial light. We like to use Gutermann as they are a reliable make and if you use Thread Heaven, a product in a small square blue box, then that helps the thread to run more easily through your fabric.
Our Flowers Blooming Blackwork cross stitch is just one of a number of blackwork patterns that we’ve designed so why not have a look in our blackwork section and try some of the others. There are many in there which are easy for the beginner but others which are more challenging for the experienced stitcher.