Blackwork Tangram Embroidery Pattern

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This modern blackwork design is inspired by those lovely, old, wooden tangram pieces filled with deep colors and infinite possibilities. It's a lovely design playing off of both an old mathematical toy and traditional blackwork filling patterns. If you or someone you love likes geometric patterns this is definitely a good thing to stitch! (Fun fact: The finished sample in the picture is stitched on a 6" by 6" Aida canvas block sold at Michaels, and it fits perfectly. You don't even need an embroidery hoop or frame for this project!)

The outline is done using perle cotton instead of embroidery floss, giving each of the seven tangram pieces a bold definition. While each filling stitch in the design uses a different color, much like a tangram set would, though it's easy to give this piece a more classical blackwork feel by simply using all black for the filling stitches. You can also easily substitute your favorite colors in to make the design your own! Despite its seeming complexity, it's actually a (relatively) quick project given the ample whitespace and the fact that it's designed for 14 count fabric, and is a good first blackwork project.


Design Specs:

- type: blackwork embroidery
- size: 56 by 56 stitches
- finished size: 4" by 4" on 14 count Aida (shown in photo)


With your purchase, you will receive:

- a PDF pattern, with a list of DMC floss colors for the design
- a PDF information sheet on the pattern

All of our PDF patterns are designed both for use digitally and for printing on US letter sized paper!


Please note that this listing is only for a digital copy of the pattern, and not for the finished piece or a kit / supplies to make the finished piece. Since it is a digital file, no refunds or exchanges will be provided. Please make sure you understand our shop's purchase policies before purchasing!

This listing does not come with instructions on how to cross stitch the design, or how to cross stitch in general. If you'd like help learning how to cross stitch, send me a note or visit the friendly folks at!

Remember: this pattern is for your personal, non-commercial, use only. Feel free to send someone the pattern of your finished piece as a gift. But please don't resell the pattern! If you'd like to sell your finished piece, please contact me to discuss permission.

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Mar 11, 2018 by Sian Roberts
Jan 25, 2018 by Susannah Hahn
I love this pattern as there are multiple patterns that can be used as space fillers in my other x stitch projects.
Jan 30, 2017 by samantha Eff

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