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.