Welcome to the blackwork pattern library

Blackwork is an easy technique to master however, we have many requests for instructions on how to work different fill patterns. We hope that this section of the site will grow into your very own blackwork pattern library with a different fill pattern illustrated and “mapped out” for you regularly.

Pattern 2 - Cable Pattern
Our second pattern is the Cable, again used in the Tortoise and also a shaded version is used in the waterlilly.

Pattern 1 - Octagons and Diamonds
We will start with a very common fill found in blackwork charts. To see it in action check out the Owl starter kit and the Weekenders Red Butterfly, the Weekenders Snail and the Tortoise.

Thank you to everyone who has emailed with their lovely comments about the pattern library. I’m glad it is proving a popular place to visit.