Imaginesque: November 2012

The website calls this a "Four-leaf-clover" pattern but it looks more like a very delicate flower to me.

Cross stitch tutorial about the basics of blackwork. Includes a free pattern!

Embroidery stitches: blackwork

Blackwork is one of the oldest embroidery stitches in the world, and also one of the most beautiful. In this video tutorial, you'll learn

blackwork embroidery flowers

If you want to find a real art in everyday life blackwork embroidery is a great example. Here is the result of my search with useful links and photos on blackwork needlework.