Lovely Lionel dropped an unexpected surprise in my letter box today – from Monique la bretonne. She was out book-shopping recently and came across Lesley Wilkins “Blackwork” and she bought me a copy ^^
I would say this is a must for blackworkers – it has lots of lovely small designs that could be adapted to make larger samplers. Photos and charts are all very clear and there is lots of “history” behind the art of blackwork. Monique also slipped a couple of bookmarks inside for my collection.
Somewhat difficult to take photos this evening. I made the mistake of leaving a piece of red felt on the table (for some xmas decoration sewing tomorrow) and Le Bleu promptly came and sat on it. Not happy just to sit there and look intelligent, he then decided I needed a paw in every photo.
Anyway, you get the idea ^^. So a big thank you to Monique.