I have long admired blackwork embroidery with its simple elegance and monochrome color scheme. I realize that cross-stitching is not a traditional way to create blackwork, but since I am not very practiced in embroidery techniques, I present for you here a modern interpretation.
To create this design, I studied pictures of antique samplers in my digital collection, looking for wintery borders and bands. I copied or adapted them to fit the design, and added some key phrases from a favorite Winter song, written by Irving Berlin in 1937…
The snow is snowing,
the wind is blowing,
But I can weather the storm.
What do I care how much
it may storm?
I've got my love to keep me warm...
Stitch Count: 123 x 233
Model stitched on
Weeks Dye Works 35ct. Straw linen
Using Weeks Dye Works flosses:
3900 Kohl, 1331 Brick
The lovely frame is an antique.
It is now available by directly contacting me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or through my new etsy shop.