The blackwork cat - contemplation - is a combination of cross-stitch and blackwork hand embroidery. The kit is a great transitional piece for stitchers who have done cross-stitch and would like venture into the blackwork needlework technique
The kit is suitable for beginners in the blackwork embroidery technique.
If you have never done any counted embroidery before then I suggest working the embroidery on 14 count antique white Aida fabric which has easy to see threads and holes in the fabric.
If you have done some counted embroidery before such as cross-stitch then you may want to work the embroidery on 28 count antique white Lugana fabric which is more delicate looking as it has finer threads and smaller holes in the fabric .
The finished embroidery size is 7 3/16 inches (18 1/4 cm) wide by 10 1/2 inches (26 1/4 cm) high on 14 count or 28 count fabric.
The kit includes detailed instructions on how to stitch the blackwork with step by step patterns to follow and a large chart. A piece of 14 or 28 count antique white fabric. One skein of black DMC embroidery cotton and a needle.
You can work the embroidery in a hoop or a stretcher bar frame. You will require a 12 inch by 14 inch stretcher bar frame to work the embroidery in.
Please see the other listings to purchase the stretcher bar frame.
If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time.
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Canada: 3 - 10 Business Days
USA: 6 - 12 Business Days
International: 15 Business Days
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