Blackwork Dream Pillow

There are several techniques of using blackwork.  One, shown here, uses the geometric and repeating stitches to create a pattern.  To make this "Dream Pillow/Sachet," I worked over two threads of 32-count linen with a single strand of DMC cotton floss. The pillow is stuffed with polyfil and fragrant lavender and rose potpourri. Another Blackwork method (shown next page) is to outline shapes with a heavier stitch and use the blackwork as 'fill' stitches.

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