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Blackwork – RSN Essential Guide

Blackwork – RSN Essential Guide

$24.95 CAD

The RSN Essential Guide to Blackwork book is a good stitch guide and pattern book for blackwork patterns. The book shows how to develop many different patterns from basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.

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The RSN Essential Guide to Blackwork book is a good stitch guide and pattern book for blackwork patterns. The book shows how to develop many different patterns from basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.
The book covers framing up, design, transferring the design, back stitch and double running stitch, outline stitches. There are examples of blackwork patterns in chart form and photos of the worked pattern. Shading using different thickness of the thread and changing the pattern.

Hard back, ring bound book, 96 pages, written by Becky Hogg and published by Search Press.

Weight0.39 kg
Dimensions37 × 27 × 6 cm
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Fabric – Linen Belfast 32 Count

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Belfast linen fabric has 32 threads to the inch and is 100% linen. The fabric measures 55 inches wide.

The fabric has a natural look as the threads of the fabric are not even.

Experienced embroiderers love the look of linen fabric as it does not have the orderliness of even weave fabric giving the embroidery a romantic rustic look.

 

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Needles – Tapestry

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Tapestry needles have a blunt end to the point of the needle and is used for counted thread embroidery because the point of the needle does not catch or pierce the threads of the counted fabric when working from one hole to the next. The tapestry needle has a long eye for easier threading.

The needles I supply range from size 20 being the largest to size 28 being the finest. I  use the No. 24 Tapestry needles in my Hapsburg Lace kits and the No. 26 and No. 28 Tapestry needles in my blackwork kits.

Magnifiers – Magni-clips

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The magni-clips are magnifiers that clip onto the bridge of your glasses, they can be flipped up when not in use and put down over your glasses for close up work.

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The Famore precision angled tweezers are a wonderful tool. The tweezers are smooth and comfortable to use, they are hot forged using German stainless steel and hand ground for precision and accuracy. This angled tweezers are great if you want more grip.

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These luxurious tweezers have padded thumb and finger grips and a fine bent tip to get into the most awkward positions.

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