Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back-stitch & Blackwork

Most of my fellow cross-stitchers didn't enjoy doing the back-stitches.. Well, I'm quite the opposite, I love back-stitches!

And today, I find my long-time piece I've done few years ago. It's a blackwork piece. Blackwork is (almost) the same as back-stitches. Just arrange them in a lovely pattern and voila...! This piece can express how much I love to back-stitch :)



I haven't finished this piece completely, I need to assemble a strap to make a tote bag.
Fingers crossed, hoping to fix my sewing machine soon!

32 comments:

  1. Looking to start this design soon but I wondered how you did the stems as the chart looks very confusing, neither whole or half stitches but if mine come out anywhere as good as yours I will be very happy with it

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  2. Hi edelatana!
    Heheh, the chart is fun to do instead of confusing :)
    But I have to admit that sometimes back then I had those cross-eyed and needed a break for a while :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog

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  3. Hi, Dinny! I hadn't seen this beautiful work! I loved it! It's elegant and modern. Where did you find the pattern? xoxo

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  4. This is gorgeous. Where did you get the chart?

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  5. Hi Simone and Auntie Me,
    Thanks! I found it on the internet long time ago, I forgot the site but it's from a file-sharing website.

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  6. I like it a lot! I REALLY love your tablecloth, too.

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  7. wow this is beautiful!! Who designed this?

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  8. @Felicity
    Thanks a lot!

    @MaeMae
    I actually didn't know who :(

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  9. THAT IS JUST WONDERFUL!!!! PLEASE SHARE THE PATTERN!!!!

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    1. Hi Marta!
      I can e-mail you the pattern, just give me your e-mail address.
      My address is on my profile :)

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    2. OMGoodness...I LOVE that!!!! Can you please share with me the pattern??? Thank you

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    3. Hi Kimberly! I sent you an e-mail to the address I found on your blog profile.
      Please check and let me know if it arrives safely :)
      Happy stitching!

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  10. Dinny, I love this design. I am emailing to request the chart also.

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    1. Hello! It seems that everyone loves this design! Hehehe
      I'll reply your e-mail later!

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  11. No wonder, it is just beautiful. Mine is also ready. Needs to be framed, it is going to be a birthday gift for my Mum.

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    1. Really, you've finished yours? Wow... I'd love to see it! I hope you'll post a pic of it in your blog :)
      I bet your Mom will be really happy to accept such a wonderful gift :)

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    2. Yes, I could not stop! Of course, I will post it. But first I have to iron it and frame. Soon. The Birthday is also very soon....

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    3. You ahev motivated me. It is all ready.
      http://smiejowisko.blogspot.de/2013/03/autumn-for-spring.html

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  12. Hi how do i get a copy of this pattern? oh its stunning!!

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    1. Hi! Can you e-mail me so I can reply with the pattern attached.
      You can find my address on my blog profile... :)

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  13. Hi dear Dinny Ristinia, I want to say that I love this work, this is really wonderfull. I alredy sent to you an E- mail, and I will be really happy if you send to me the pattern. Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Lilo! I'm so sorry, I've been busy....
      I'll reply your e-mail in a moment... :)

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    2. Thank you!! I´m so happy!! I have alredy the pattern. I will show to you this work when I alredy made it!!

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  14. Hi, Im writing a blog post about my top 20 blackwork inspirations. Could I link up to your page on my post?
    Thanks.
    http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Ruth!
      Of course, you could! I'll be happy to be linked up to your post.
      Thank you very much.

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    2. Oh, by the way, the blackwork design was originally from Needlecraft Magazine. Thanks

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  15. What a super example and I love the colours. Inspirational. Thumbsup :)

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  16. Hahaha...I was googling blackwork patterns and I came accross your blog. I've just finished this pattern from the Needlecraft magazine :-D I turned mine into a cushion that I gave to a friend for her birthday

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    1. Great! I'd love to see your work! You have the link?

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  17. I would love this pattern please if you don't mind sharing? Thanks - it looks amazing btw! x

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    1. Sure! I'd love to share it with you. Could you send me your e-mail address? Or e-mail me first at dinnyristinia@yahoo.com

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  18. I absolutely love your cross stitch of the leaves. It's so beautiful that I'd love to give it a try. Would you mind sharing the pattern with me? My email is janetlee801@gmail.com ~ Really enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you!

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