Friday, August 22, 2008

Angelina, An Ilse Altherr design

As I mentioned in my last post, after doing a lot of needlepoint projects, I needed to work on something else for a little while before returning to it. I did not know exactly what kind of technique it would be as I have so many to choose from.
I have been thinking of doing a bit of blackwork for a while now so I chose this lovely blackwork project. The lovely stitcher in the photo is called ANGELINA and she has been designed by Ilse Altherr. I am including the picture that came with the instructions as I have just put her on stretcher bars and have not yet started working on her, but that will change after I finish writing this post.
Blackwork is a technique that I really enjoy working on and both Marion Scoular and Ilse Altherr have such lovely designs. There are other blackwork designers out there, but I am most familiar with them.

(Photograph that came with the instructions)

I am itching to start so will go for now and come back when I have something to show for myself (grinning).
Pierrette =^..^=