Blackwork Black"work`, n. Work wrought by blacksmiths; -- so called in distinction from that wrought by whitesmiths. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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  • blackwork — /blak werrk /, n. embroidery done with black, usually silk, thread on white fabric, esp. linen. Also, black work. [BLACK + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • blackwork — noun A form of counted thread embroidery that is usually stitched on even weave fabric with a twisted thread See Also: scarletwork …   Wiktionary

  • blackwork — n. work that is forged or wrought by blacksmiths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackwork — noun a type of embroidery done in black thread on white cloth, popular in Tudor times …   English new terms dictionary

  • blackwork — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : metal products (as forgings or rolled work) that have not undergone a process (as pickling or machining) that gives a bright finish 2. : embroidery worked in black thread on white material …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackwork Embroidery — is a form of counted thread embroidery that is usually stitched on even weave fabric. Any black thread can be used, but firmly twisted threads give a better look than embroidery floss. Traditionally blackwork is stitched in silk thread on white… …   Wikipedia

  • 1550-1600 in fashion — Fashion in the period 1550 1600 in Western European clothing is characterized by increased opulence, the rise of the ruff, the expansion of the farthingale for women, and, for men, the disappearance of the codpiece.General trendsThe Spanish… …   Wikipedia

  • 1500-1550 in fashion — Fashion in the period 1500 1550 in Western Europe is marked the age of nudity by voluminous clothing worn in an abundance of layers (one reaction to the cooling temperatures of the Little Ice Age, especially in Northern Europe and the British… …   Wikipedia

  • Holbein stitch — is a simple, reversible line embroidery stitch most commonly used in Blackwork embroidery and Assisi embroidery. The stitch is named after Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 1543), a 16th century portrait painter best known for his paintings of Henry …   Wikipedia

  • Backstitch — or back stitch and its variants stem stitch, outline stitch and split stitch are a class of embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made backward to the general direction of sewing. These stitches form lines and are most… …   Wikipedia

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