This is Save the Stitches blackwork sampler from Blackwork Journey, blocks one through four; four is new and is the diamonds at the bottom. It is mostly black (DMC 310), and the metallics are DMC E3837 (purple), DMC E815 (red), and DMC E3843 (blue). If I can finish block five before the end of the month, I’ll be caught up with what has been released so far, just in time for the next blocks.
This is block three of the Save the Stitches blackwork sampler from Blackwork Journey. The bulk of it is black (DMC 310), the metallics are DMC E3837 (purple), DMC E815 (red), and DMC E3843 (blue), and the beads are Mill Hill 03505 (purple) and 03049 (red). I was trying to use what I had and started with DMC E334 for the blue, but decided it was too light. There wasn’t a lot of it, so I took it all out and replaced it with DMC E3843. Block four should go quickly; it’s just diamonds with motifs instead of larger blocks with complicated patterns.
The whole thing so far:
This is block two of the Save the Stitches blackwork sampler from Blackwork Journey. Five blocks have been released so far. The bulk of it is black (DMC 310); I substituted red (DMC E815) for gold, blue (DMC E334) for silver, and purple (DMC E3837) for copper. The red beads are Mill Hill antique glass beads (03049) and the purple bead is a Mill Hill antique glass bead (03505). I’m still not sure I like my metallic choices; the purple and blue don’t show up as well as I might like.