Spanish Blackwork

Blackwork Hystory

Historically, blackwork was used on shirts and chemises or smocks in England from the time of Henry VIII. The common name "Spanish work" craft was based on the belief that Catherine of Aragon brought many blackwork garments with her from Spain, and portraits of the later 15th and early 16th centuries show black embroidery or other trim on Spanish chemises. Black embroidery was known in England before 1500. Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales describes the clothing of the miller's wife, Alison: "Of white, too, was the dainty smock she wore, embroidered at the collar all about with coal-black silk, alike within and out." Blackwork in silk on linen was the most common domestic embroidery technique for clothing (shirts, smocks, sleeves, ruffs, and caps) and for household items such as cushion covers throughout the reign of Elizabeth I, but it lost its popularity by the 17th century. ( ) Craft, Craft and more Craft coming soon.



Free Quilling Patterns & Designs


Patterns with Instructions 6


These are designs that I like which have been collected &

download from many different sites on the internet.

These designs have not been created by me.

Please feel free to use any of them.


Set 1 Free Quilling - Hugs & Kisses.
Set 2 Free Quilling - Hot Air Balloons.
Set 3 Free Quilling - Hearts & Flowers.
Set 4 Free Quilling Pattern - Heart Vine.
Set 5 Free Quilling - Heart Diamond.
Set 6 Free - Hat Full of Shamrocks.
Set 7 Free Quilling - Halloween Treats.
Set 8 Free Quilling - Halloween Kitty.
Set 9 Free Quilling Pattern - Globe.
Set 10 Free Quilling Pattern - Girl.

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