by pennyhal2 30 Jul 2019

I'm confused. Can anyone explain to me the differences between redwork, bluework, blackwork, whitework, other than the colors?


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by jofrog2000 edited 31 Jul 2019

I agree that redwork and bluework are just color choices, but blackwork is a bit different.

Whitework is basically white thread on white fabric.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 31 Jul 2019

Thank you. Looking at the blackwork article it looks very similar to cross stitch.

jofrog2000 by jofrog2000 31 Jul 2019

Yes, they did say worked on evenweave fabric. Chicken scratch comes to mind.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 07 Aug 2019

Thanks for the links. The older designs I have in blackwork really look like the traditional style. But, I think some are labeled blackwork for desings merely done in black thread.

by sharonleekesner 30 Jul 2019

Nothing, just the colors. Different colors really change the designs.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 30 Jul 2019

I agree