I'm not, really. I'm just consolidating information, making it easier for you when you come to visit. And besides, I have these nifty pictures I took and they shouldn't just take up space on my hard drive.
So here it is. The Basics of Blackwork.
|Work the stitch in passes, or journeys. |
On the first journey, work the even-numbered stitches: 1,3, 5 etc.
|On the return journey, work the 'in between' odd-numbered stitches: 6,4,2 etc.|
|You will end up where you started.|
|Side trips are worked as their own little journey.|
|Work the element in one direction, turn around...|
|...and join back to the main path|
|Voila! In the traditional sense, blackwork looks the same on the back as it does on the front, |
though modern blackwork may or may not hold to that tradition.