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<< I am currently makeing a blackwork table cloth and napkins for my feastgear
 box and wanted it to look period.
 Also, besides black, were there other colors that it was done in?
 Thanks in advance for any help I get... >>

Oh my --- that's great!  What a project, though!

Blackwork is best done with one strand.  The way that I was taught was to be 
sure that the thickness of the thread matches the thickness of the linen 
thread in the fabric.  

Also, 'blackwork' (which was often called Spanish work) was sometimes done in 
other colors than black (red was apparently a favorite, too).

I'm including a couple of my favorite websites/links in this email, for those 
who can use them (here's hoping that they work!):


In service,

Margaret Cameron 
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