HNW - HNW blackwork or embroidery??

Cindy Koepp ckoepp at bga.com
Sun Aug 2 18:40:07 PDT 1998


> As a side note, "blackwork" in period was not always done in black on
> white, although that was the most common.  Red thread was often used, and
> there are examples with other colours as well, including multiple colours.

I've seen pictures with folks who wore colored work on white (or 
other colors) and assumed that was embroidery rather than blackwork.  
 What distinguishes blackwork from embroidery?  Is it strictly in the 
patterns?  Is blackwork always the same front and back?

(:
Cecilia

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