BLACK AND WHITE

Another band on my new blackwork sampler. This one is graphed from an artifact.

This one is graphed from an artifact. I’m using the same background fill and edging as the original, and I haven’t corrected the proportions. If I were to do so, the branch’s straight run at the top of the flower would have been worked one unit shorter, reducing the leggy leap from flower to descending sprout like thing. This one is in the new collection, with full source annotation.

To answer Anna from the Netherlands – I can’t say exactly when the book will be out. I will be self-publishing it through one of the various print-on-demand services. I wish I could work on it full time, but little things like earning a living have gotten in the way. I have about an hour each evening to research, graph, transcribe, write, and do lay-out. So I suspect that a final product won’t be ready before a year is out. Sorry to disappoint. You will however get to see a few of the patterns in it as I play test them on this sampler and post my progress. I won’t be able to do them all (there are lots) but you’ll see a few of my faves.

In terms of change in the pix and presentation here – I’ve upgraded blogging software and the camera. The new one is much higher resolution than the old, and I’m still figuring out how to work with it efficiently, and how to keep that odd moire like effect from obfuscating the weave of my ground cloth.

Finally, just for fun, here’s another snow shot from this week’s storm:

This isn’t the plow berm at the end of the driveway. It’s what happens when (at least) 22 inches of snow drifts. Smaller Daughter (about 5’4″ – 1.6m) shows off just one end of our excavation project. However Massachusetts doesn’t reel long from these things. School is back in session and everything’s narrower, but back to normal.


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2 responses

  1. I’m very happy to read that you are going to make a new book.
    Your first book, the New carolingian `modelbook is incredibly expensive, but allso incredibly beatifull.
    It is realy a pitty that it is not longer available.But to know that you are making a new book is very nice.
    (I don’t know a better word)I (and a lot of other people)will by waiting for the book!!!!

    Anna

  2. Your sampler is beautiful !! Thank you for sharing it as you go.

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