A third Blackwork Challenge!


This is a Mamluk kerchief embroidered with blackwork. It is linen with blue silk, 25 x 24.5 cm. The linen count is 22 threads per centimetre. It is currently in the Ashmolean.

I have charted the kerchief. I think the pattern would be reversible, as most of the Mamluk designs are. Please let me know how it turns out for you.

Mamluk kerchief 1250

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2 comments on “A third Blackwork Challenge!

  1. Ute says:

    It might not be truly reversible as it has cross stitch in it….as a border but if someone knows how to do it, would love to be taught how…

    • I think it can be reversible. Just an angled running stitch instead of straight. Lincraft are having a sale today & tomorrow so might pick up a small amount of linen to try it out. Will post pictures!

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