An intermediate blackwork kit featuring a flowing jellyfish.  This kit will introduce you to shading with the diaper patterns of blackwork. Three different patterns are used, along with stem stitch for the thinner tendrils.


Blackwork came to England from Spain with Catherine of Aragon in 1501. It's diaper patterns originated from intricate Moorish patterns. It was widely used during the Tudor period on clothing, particularly on cuffs and collars, where it was worked to be the same on both sides of the fabric.


The kit comprises a 32cm x 35cm square of white evenweave linen in either 20hpi or 28hpi (please specify when ordering), one skein of black stranded cotton, tissue paper to transfer the design, full instructions with a detailed stitch guide, diagram and photos, an embroidery needle and a tapestry needle. All kept tidy in a neat little box.


The finished embroidery measures 17cm high by 17cm wide. This will be smaller if choosing the 28hpi linen.


Suitable for intermediate skill level.


Please contact me to discuss shipping costs if you would like to purchase more than one item from my shop.

Blackwork 'Jellyfish' Kit

Fabric Choice:
  • black stranded cotton skein x1

    embroidery needle

    tapestry needle

    comprehensive instructions

    stitch guide

    clear diagram

    tissue paper to transfer the design

    white counted fabric

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