[HNW] learning blackwork

Robin Berry rlberry at coastside.net
Fri Apr 15 11:28:57 PDT 2005

The best book to learn from is Marion Scoular's Why Call it Blackwork  
- it has how to and patterns.

The Skinners Sisters have the best set of historic patterns out on the 
market and currently available. Their website also has a wonderful 
how-to tutorial.

Ilse Altherr is a wonderful needleworker but she is not always clear 
for the very beginner.

There are a lot of other books out there - some with historic patterns, 
but few identify the source of the patterns which is important for some 
of the historic re-enactment groups.

On our guild website, URL below, we have an Annotated Booklist. Hope 
this helps

In Service,

Sabrina de la Bere
Patron, Kingdom of the West Needleworkers Guild
Website: http://www.bayrose.org/wkneedle/
Email list & files: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wkneedle/

"So simple, so beautiful, so easy - ask me how."
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