I've been on Pinterest since it started, and it's only in recent times that I discovered what a great resource it is for finding unusual patterns and most importantly ones that are free to view!
I did a little search for blackwork patterns before christmas and I found a whole host of beautiful patterns. You can view my Pinterest board full of patterns here.
I settled on this little pattern here:
And I decided to make the pattern extra festive by using red 14ct aida and white thread. And instead of using French Knots (which are absolutely impossible - advice is absolutely welcome!), I used tiny little white seed beads.
The festive season has long since finished, but I will have this framed and up for when the time comes!
Pinterest is such a great resource for these patterns, although I'm somewhat dubious about people losing out on their copy right and potential money earned if they aren't free. Anyway, here are a few of my favourite blackwork patterns I've been lucky enough to find:
Also, how awesome is this?
This work was done by a lovely lady called GatchaCaz, of GatchaStitch. I found her work through Pinterest, and I'm planning on doing a bit of a feature on her work shortly. It's incredible and she also makes patterns!! Here's another piece of her work, for just pure gratuitous awesome: