Last night was the Midwinter Investiture of Stormhold’s new Baroness Maestra Antonia di Lorenzo. As a gift from the Guild she got a horn bowl & spoon (for her salt) and a tea towel based on the chart from A Blackwork Challenge–
It is silk on linen. I used Guterman silk, since it is quite fine & doesn’t fray. The reverse- ◊
Their Majesties Niall and Liadan got a leather bound book and a small handkerchief embroidered with a blackwork from a sampler in the V&A. The blackwork embroidery is at the bottom of the sampler. I haven’t charted the whole sampler, as the rest of the designs are pattern darning and not in good condition. The front of my embroidery- It is silk on linen, but made from Ver a Soie silk thread. The reverse- Anyone interested in the chart?