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Blackwork Embroideries by Customers

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“This was my first ever attempt at Blackwork and I was a little nervous starting out. However, with Tanja’s teaching and extremely detailed instructions I had no problems following what I was supposed to do.

I’m extremely happy with the end result and recently won 1st place when I entered the 2014 Royal Canberra Show. I love the blackwork technique and intend to expand my collection with more of Tanja’s beautiful designs”

Stitched by Sharon Burrell, Canberra, Australia

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

Mr G Dawson has stitched five of my designs.

He found the butterfly the most complicated and yet so very rewarding, the clean lines of this design and the lace-like detail is fabulous. The Peacock is maybe the favourite though (and mine too) as it’s a very full design and yet so very elegant.

At the age of 84 Mr G Dawson stitched the Blackwork Butterfly.

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“I love my “Flight of a Butterfly!”

This piece is an exquisite blackwork design which incorporates some beginning goldwork techniques to beautifully accent the butterfly.

This piece has solidified my love for blackwork.  Tanja is an excellent teacher and her instructions are very thorough and easy to understand”

Stitched by Mary Doerder in Iowa, USA

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

Blackwork butterfly stitched by Helen Gordon in Ontario, Canada

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“This project was my first try at blackwork.

I took it at a class in Olds, AB.  Tanja’s detailed instructions and attention to her pupils allowed me to achieve success with this piece, which is quite complex.

I entered it in the exhibition of handwork at the Calgary Stampede”

Stitched by Nancy Shamanna in Alberta, Canada

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“I accidentally did Tanja’s Flight of the Butterfly class at the Koala Convention Brisbane Qld in 2013.

I had originally booked into a different class and put this class as a ‘second choice’. I had never done Blackwork before and was amazed at how quickly I fell in love with this style of embroidery.

I love Tanja’s work… her artistic ability is amazing. I have really benefited from Tanja’s commitment to teaching and supporting me since then and look forward to her next visit to Australia.”

Stitched by Melanie Usher in Queensland, Australia

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Flight of a Butterfly

Spectral Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

Stitched by a 81 year french woman with great pleasure – in France

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Spectral Butterfly

Spectral Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

Lesley cleverly changed the butterfly to fit a size and style she wanted.

“The embroidery was reduced to 6 1/2 cm and was stitched in au ver a soi silk  and gold thread on 32 count Lugaua.

I think your beautiful design would make any size look stunning.”

Stitched by Lesley Maher in Australia

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Spectral Butterfly

Spectral Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“My Penpal in Tasmania knew I loved Butterflies and saw the picture in an Australian Magazine and sent me the kit.

This was my first Blackwork and I found it a pleasure to work. I love it and am looking forward to working the Flight of a Butterfly to make the pair”

Stitched by Linda Cooper in Norfolk, England

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Spectral Butterfly

Spectral Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

Red Spectral Butterfly Stitched by 14 Year Old Talitha Cote in Montreal, Canada

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Spectral Butterfly

Spectral Butterfly Blackwork Embroidery

“I was a bit challenged by this blackwork at first and decided to use a different count (28 instead of 32) to complete the work. This made the task a lot easier and the result larger.

I thought I would like to make the butterfly like the blue butterflies so common in my garden so I also altered the threads and used Kreinik metallics braid (006 and 051HL) in the wings. This is the result.”

Stitched by Elizabeth Meakin in NSW, Australia

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Spectral Butterfly

Small Blackwork Embroidery

“This was my first attempt at blackwork. Thanks to the clear, detailed instructions, I really enjoyed stitching this and am happy with the way it turned out. I look forward to another blackwork project”

Stitched by Dina Kidd in  Alberta, Canada

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Small Butterfly

Small Blackwork Embroidery

“The butterfly was my first attempt at tissue-design transfer, and a good introduction to working with the metal threads. Your instructions were very thorough”

Stitched by Elizabeth Hoerning in NY USA

Blackwork Butterfly Kit – Small Butterfly

Chickadee Blackwork Embroidery

“Andree worked the blackwork Chickadee on silk gauze so the embroidery is reversible – truly impressive – Tanja”

Stitched by Andree Domeyne in France

Blackwork Chickadee Kit

Chickadee Blackwork Embroidery

“Tanja: Lots of luck with your website. I have benefited greatly from your instruction.

Thanks.

Margaret”

Stitched by Margaret Randell in Newfoundland, Canada

Blackwork Chickadee Kit

Chickadee Blackwork Embroidery

“This was the first I did of Tanja’s patterns.

It was amazing to see how blackwork gets without outlines.

The explanations were very good and easy to follow. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I loved to stitch every part of it.”

Stitched by Sara Skjærvik in Norway

Blackwork Chickadee Kit

Chickadee Blackwork Embroidery

“I wanted to do this advanced Blackwork piece to test myself, learn more patterns and prepare for Tanja’s Elephant Cyber Class next year.

Working Chickadee certainly challenged and extended my Blackwork embroidery skills. Chickadee was a joy to do and I fell in love with him more and more as he was emerging from the material.

Once again Tanja’s kit instructions and online support was outstanding.”

Stitched by Melanie Usher in Queensland, Australia

Blackwork Chickadee Kit

Blackwork Etui Box 

“This box was stitched and constructed as a gift for my grown daughter.

The “sampler” of patterns was such a delightful introduction to blackwork. I truly enjoyed working your designs, watching the patterns fade away beneath my needle as if by magic.

Finishing the panels, one at a time, encouraged me to keep on with the project to completion, and I look forward to much more blackwork in my future!”

Blackwork Etui Box Stitched and Made by Elizabeth Hoerning in NY USA

Blackwork Etui Box Kit

Blackwork Etui Box 

The patterns of the Blackwork Etui Box was worked with verigated embroidery cottons on 32 count antique white linen fabric. The patterns were complimented with a beautiful cotton quilting fabric for the inside panels.

Worked by a member of the Embroiderers Association of Canada Guild

Blackwork Etui Box Kit

Kingfisher Blackwork Embroidery

The Blackwork Kingfisher was Stitched by Mr G Dawson at 87 Years of Age in the UK

Blackwork Kingfisher Kit

Kingfisher Blackwork Embroidery

“I have finished the blackwork kingfisher embroidery. It was fun to do, and the result pleases me a lot. It is a beautiful kit, I liked it very much. I didn’t embroider it exactly as described, because I made a mistake with the transfer and I had to improvise a little bit. Also I gave the kingfisher a reddish breast and mask, because the kingfishers over here look like that.”

Stitched by Birgit Waldeck in Frankfurt, Germany

Blackwork Kingfisher Kit

Love Birds Blackwork Embroidery

“I thoroughly enjoyed stitching the Lovebirds. I loved how they came to life with the multiple stages of the stitching and the colours!”

Stitched by Pia Kallas-Harvey in Ontario, Canada

Blackwork Love Birds – Just the Two of Us Kit

Love Birds Blackwork Embroidery

“This was my first attempt with Blackwork.

I fell in love with the piece the moment I saw it and had to give it a try. Their curious little eyes taunt you as if to say “Do you think you could stitch us?”.

Looking forward to working on some more.”

Stitched by Lyn Klaman in IL, USA

Blackwork Love Birds – Just the Two of Us Kit

Love Birds Blackwork Embroidery

“It was the first time I have ever done any Black work and at first it was a challenge until I really understood your excellent instructions and then I really enjoyed the embroidery,thanks for all your help in starting out.”

Stitched by Jo Wood in Sydney, Australia

Blackwork Love Birds – Just the Two of Us Kit

Love Birds Blackwork Embroidery

” I loved doing the piece and found the instructions easy to follow”

Stitched by Linda Brenner in BC, Canada

Blackwork Love Birds – What You Looking At? Kit

Love Birds Blackwork Embroidery

“The Simcoe County Embroidery Guild (SCEG) group of 3 with our finished Lovebirds from your wonderful Seminar 2014 course.  As you can see, all were framed in different ways.  Mine was in the oval frame with convex glass so the glare from the sun was being reflected more than in the flat glass frames.

We were all thrilled with the finished products and we even named our birds….mine were Fred & Florence, Donna (on the left) named hers Sweetums & Precious, and Chris named hers Pedro & Prudence!  We just thought they deserved names!

My nephew and his bride were thrilled with a most unique and beautiful picture which commemorates their wedding day….which was great.

Thanks again for being a great teacher and a wonderful designer….Cheryl”
Stitched by Donna, Cheryl and Chris from Ontario, Canada

Blackwork Love Birds – What You Looking At? Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

The Blackwork Peacock was Stitched by Mr G Dawson at 85 Years of Age in the UK

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“I loved stitching the peacock so much that I couldn’t put it down.”

Stitched by Judy DeMeglio

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“I just appreciated the opportunity to stitch the piece and learn how to incorporate blackwork in a non-traditional way.”

Stitched by Nicole Gammie in NSW, Australia

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

Stitched by Diane Gershman in Manitoba, Canada

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“His has been named ‘Pee’ and  he hangs at the bottom of the stairs, in the hallway.  He is either a flirt or a spy as he winks or stares when the light catches his eye.

Every one who sees him is quite taken by his “eye movement”.  I am so pleased he cannot talk.  He was a delight to work and I will enjoy him in his own quiet way.”

Stitched by Sharon Gray in Manitoba, Canada

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“I really enjoyed this challenge and learnt a lot of new skills including making the various patterns fit the outline of the peacock.

The instructions were very detailed and, as such, an enormous help. I am very pleased with the end result.

Thank you Tanja.”

Stitched by Elizabeth Meakin in NSW, Australia

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“This peacock, for me, was a challenge to stitch. However, once I began, I couldn’t stop until it was finished.

I loved the metallic threads, but admit I changed the gold to more of a copper color, and used the HL version of the green.

The fabric was 32-count bay rum jobelan (a warm cream). These colors matched our home better (plus I love to personalize).

The star was added to cover a pencil smudge, very appropriate since I thought I deserved at least a silver star for completing the piece. If it had been my own design (oh, how I wish), I would have deserved a gold star, which is what Tanja deserves for her designs.”

Stitched by Pat Niehoff in New York, USA

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“The peacock was my first attempt at this type of blackwork.

I found the design challenging and fun to stitch.

Now I’m looking forward to stitching the elephant!”

Stitched by Alissa Rosenberg in Florida, USA

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

“Once again I thoroughly enjoyed working the peacock. Tanja’s kit instructions and speedy online feedback, every step of the way and ‘when I had hiccups’,  guided me to this very lovely outcome.

The photos of the peacock do not do him justice… he is far more beautiful in real life.

Thank you Tanja”

Stitched by Melanie Usher in Queensland, Australia

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Peacock Blackwork Embroidery

 

Blackwork Peacocks Stitched by Delores Pullum on the Left and Betty Lewis on the Right in TN USA

Blackwork Peacock Kit

Pheasants Blackwork Embroidery

The Blackwork Pheasants were Stitched by Mr G Dawson at the age of 89 in the United Kingdom

Blackwork Pheasants Kit

Pheasants Blackwork Embroidery

“The pheasants are worked from Tanja’s kit as my first try of the tissue paper transfer method for blackwork and in preparation for her on-line “Cats” class.

Her instructions are very clear and detailed and I learnt a lot. Lovely kit and materials”

Stitched by Dorothy in Scotland

Blackwork Pheasants Kit

Star Blackwork Embroidery

“I had a lot of fun with this piece.  I love the sparkle”

Stitched by Debbie Henz in CA, USA

Blackwork Star Kit

Study of Cats Blackwork Embroidery

“I have embroidered a lot and have not faced challenges for a long time, but I got challenges in this pattern.

The pattern contains detailed descriptions, but you have to make choices yourself. That makes the process much more creative and you get a more personal expression.

Although it’s an advanced pattern, and therefore challenging, it’s not difficult as long as you’re accurate and patient. The result is beautiful and worth being proud of.

Thank you for making these amazing patterns for us to enjoy.”

Stitched by Sara Skjærvik in Norway

Blackwork Study of Cats Kit

If you have stitched one of my designs, I would love to feature a picture of your embroidery on my website.

If you would like your embroidery picture on my website please email me with a picture of your embroidery and optional comment, thanks, Tanja.