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Pomegranate, from Catherine of Aragon

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.This is probably the best known piece by Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII.
 PES 2″HUS 2″

 

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Acorns and Leaf Blackwork

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.

This is a very traditional pattern.  It works well tiled as a strip for cuffs and collars, or done as an overall pattern.

 PES 2.5″HUS 2.5″

 

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Acorns and Daffodils Blackwork

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.

This file works best at 1.8″ and taller

 PES 3×1.8″
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Bird and Acorn Blackwork

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.This tile works best for boarders 2″ high or higher. It can be mirror doubled, but then the birds are on their heads.

This tile can be used alone or with the Connecting Acorn. This is the point where I apologize for my lack of web skills.  If you will drop me an email, I will send a refund for the Connecting Acorn, but I haven’t yet figured how to do a free file or two files on a Sellfy download.

 4.1×2″ PES main file   2″ PES connecting acornb&a connecting acorn

 

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Rose and Cornflower Blackwork

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.Rose and Cornflower will work well in small formats, tiled side by side, or doubled
  PES 2.5″ wide x 1.4″ tall

HUS 2.5″ wide x 1.4″ tall

 

 

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Tudor Rose Blackwork

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Blackwork was a tradition with ladies of court in the 16th century, and continues to add beauty and grace to clothing, costuming, and linens.  I use my skill as a hand embroider to create a pattern that looks as much like a hand done piece as a machine can do while using the machine to its best advantage.This piece is a very simple Tudor Rose.  It can be tiled to create distinctive motifs and borders.  It works well in when reduced to create cuff and collar borders.
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2″ PES file

2″ HUS File

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Vegetables

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Available in any size, shape, or color combination.

Basic Patch Prices apply.

Embroidery file available, $4

Original Adaptation by B. Coole

 

 

I am starting to plant my garden, thinking about the wonderful vegetables.

These are some red ones, but try yellow tomatoes sometime.  They’re yummy.

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Apples and Cider

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Available in any size 2.5″ and larger, shape, or color combination.Basic Patch Prices apply.Embroidery file available, $4Original Adaptation by B. Coole Did I mention that my daughter and son-in-law are cider brewers in Wales?Visit their site Welsh Mountain Cider.Today’s post is dedicated to them.

And to Lady Eddy, who has single handedly revived the SCA West Kingdom Brewer’s Guild