Monday, 16 November 2015


Black is a colour that divides opinion, like Marmite, you either love it or loathe it.  I'm in the latter camp.  I rarely buy or wear black.  However whilst rooting through my stash for some interesting fabrics for my Contemporary Stitch course I came across a piece of black linen.  Using a bright citrus green thread, I tried some doodle stitching and I was converted!  The flat black colour allows the top stitching to shine out and each stitch is clearly visible.  It make a great foil for other colours.

Although it will never be a big part of my life, I am starting to see lots of possibilities for my new friend black.