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Blackwork Flowers

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Embroidery Library's Sweet Sixteen birthday celebration is in full swing with a special Embroidery Encore, this weekend only!

Traditional blackwork - a classic style of embroidery - gets an avant-garde update, in new designs that dazzle with radiant pops of color and sleek, contemporary lines.

Add sensational panache to kitchen towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and more with these exciting designs.

Scroll down the page to find these beautiful new designs!
 

Dress up kitchen towels in a fresh, fashionable way with blackwork flowers!



The gorgeous Embroidery Encore blackwork flowers come in two versions: a long-stemmed flower blooms on the left, and its short-stemmed counterpart blossoms on the right. Create fabulous bouquets with both on linens, quilts, pillow shams, and more!
 
Flower Fantasy - Long Stem   Flower Fantasy - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.66" and 5.57" x 9.40" and 4.62" x 7.80" and 4.06" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.00" x 3.85"


Blackwork has a long history as a needlework style originated in the early 1500s. The Princess of Spain, Catherine of Aragon, popularized the fashion when she wore her native blackwork-embellished garments in England. Blackwork became a craze, and has remained steadily popular in apparel and decor ever since. Give your embroidery projects a uniquely exhilarating look with this contemporary blackwork update.
 
Daisy Delight - Long Stem   Daisy Delight - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.04" and 5.88" x 9.41" and 4.88" x 7.80" and 4.28" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.09" x 3.86"


Freshen decor for spring with modern blackwork. Jubilant color contrasts with sleek black lines, adding dramatic flair to pillow shams, tote bags, tabletop mini-quilts, and more.
 
Starburst Blossom - Long Stem   Starburst Blossom - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.93" and 5.86" x 9.29" and 4.93" x 7.80" and 4.34" x 6.87"
  Available in one size:
3.44" x 3.86"


Geometric patterns and vibrant hues make the leaves on the blackwork flowers as appealing as the blossoms. Vivacious patterns add energetic spirit to tea towels and flour sack towels.
 
Petal Symmetry - Long Stem   Petal Symmetry - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
5.87" x 11.70" and 4.72" x 9.41" and 3.92" x 7.81" and 3.45" x 6.88"
  Available in one size:
2.46" x 3.86"


Open areas make colorful blackwork a fabulous choice for garments. Dress up shirts and skirts with sensational style and get ready to welcome spring!
 
Floral Fashion - Long Stem   Floral Fashion - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.74" and 5.54" x 9.41" and 4.59" x 7.80" and 4.05" x 6.88"
  Available in one size:
2.87" x 3.86"


Blackwork stitches and touches of brilliant color combine to make these flowers both classic and contemporary. Add forward-thinking fashion to table runners, placemats, and linen napkins for revitalized dining decor, while continuing an historic needlework tradition.
 
Petal Pops - Long Stem   Petal Pops - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.76" x 11.75" and 5.41" x 9.40" and 4.50" x 7.82" and 3.96" x 6.88"
  Available in one size:
3.23" x 3.87"


Dynamic curves lend a graceful energy to the flowers below, with exuberant petals like the sun's rays. Add charming warmth to towels, tote bags, and table linens!
 
Sunray Flower - Long Stem   Sunray Flower - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.16" and 5.81" x 9.41" and 4.82" x 7.80" and 4.24" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.35" x 3.85"


Geometric patterns make this flower design a blueprint of beauty. Swirls in the leaves offer a charming counterbalance to the straight lines in the flowers. Blossoms unlike any others make striking, eye-catching embellishments on shirts and tote bags alike.
 
Fleur de Flower - Long Stem   Fleur de Flower - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.75" and 5.53" x 9.40" and 4.59" x 7.80" and 4.03" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.86" x 3.71"


Stitch flowers that remain in bloom and alive with color all season long! Choose your favorite long- and short-stemmed blossoms for a wall hanging as fresh as any summer garden.
 
Floral Charm - Long Stem   Floral Charm - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.81" x 11.75" and 5.45" x 9.41" and 4.53" x 7.80" and 3.97" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.31" x 3.85"


Discover the colorful, joyous beauty of modern blackwork! Curtains and kitchen towel sets will come alive with vibrant style when embellished with these magnificent blooms.
 
Flower Dazzle - Long Stem   Flower Dazzle - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.87" x 11.74" and 5.49" x 9.38" and 4.57" x 7.80" and 4.01" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.23" x 3.85"


Bold patterns and graceful shapes define modern blackwork, and add an artistic touch to any embroidery projects. Long-stemmed and short-stemmed flowers are a great fit for pillow covers, tote bags, towels, shirts, wall hangings, and more.
 
Flower Power - Long Stem   Flower Power - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 11.52" and 5.63" x 9.39" and 4.67" x 7.79" and 4.12" x 6.86"
  Available in one size:
3.32" x 3.86"


People living in cooler climes will soon see warmer days, which means lightweight jackets and fleece will make their appearance. Imagine the flowers below decorating jeans jackets, fleece pullovers, and sweatshirts. So pretty!
 
Polka Dots and Petals - Long Stem   Polka Dots and Petals - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.18" x 11.70" and 4.97" x 9.41" and 4.12" x 7.81" and 3.62" x 6.87"
  Available in one size:
2.89" x 3.85"


Modern blackwork flowers make delightful and dramatic focal points to quilts and pillow covers. Add luminous color to smooth fabrics like linen, quilter's cotton, and Jersey knits.
 
Petal Patterns - Long Stem   Petal Patterns - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.36" x 11.70" and 5.10" x 9.39" and 4.23" x 7.79" and 3.73" x 6.86"
  Available in one size:
3.56" x 3.86"


Heart-shaped leaves give these flowers a charmingly cheerful look. Brighten bedroom decor by stitching onto dresser scarves, toss pillows, and mini-quilts.
 
Hearts and Blossoms - Long Stem   Hearts and Blossoms - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.93" and 5.86" x 9.28" and 4.92" x 7.80" and 4.34" x 6.87"
  Available in one size:
2.90" x 3.85"


Bring a breath of fresh springtime air to your embroidery projects, with light and lovely blooms.
 
Graceful Blossom - Long Stem   Graceful Blossom - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 11.27" and 5.77" x 9.40" and 4.79" x 7.81" and 4.21" x 6.87"
  Available in one size:
3.85" x 3.56"


Brighten tea cozies and trivets with cascades of color! Blackwork floral beauties are also enchanting additions to kitchen decor on towels, curtains, potholders, and wall hangings.
 
Petal Profusion - Long Stem   Petal Profusion - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.43" x 11.75" and 5.15" x 9.40" and 4.27" x 7.80" and 3.75" x 6.85"
  Available in one size:
2.73" x 3.85"


Petals and leaves sparkle with color in sweet flower designs - make spring accessories shine by stitching onto purses and tote bags.
 
Blossom Dance - Long Stem   Blossom Dance - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.77" x 11.74" and 5.42" x 9.40" and 4.49" x 7.79" and 3.96" x 6.88"
  Available in one size:
3.22" x 3.88"


Different stitch types and swirling lines give these blossoms a doodle-like effect. Make your mark on T-shirts and totes with the splendid style of modern blackwork!
 
Floral Radiance - Long Stem   Floral Radiance - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.58" x 11.70" and 5.29" x 9.41" and 4.39" x 7.81" and 3.86" x 6.86"
  Available in one size:
3.44" x 3.86"


Polka dots bounce around these cheerful blossoms, creating a playful look for tween girl tees.
 
Bubble Gum Blossoms - Long Stem   Bubble Gum Blossoms - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.59" x 11.75" and 5.27" x 9.41" and 4.37" x 7.80" and 3.84" x 6.86"
  Available in one size:
2.82" x 3.85"


A kaleidoscope of color bursts from this flower, adding fashion and flair to your springtime stitching. Capture its energy on wall hangings and pillow shams for splendid home decor.
 
Perfect Petals - Long Stem   Perfect Petals - Short Stem
 
Available in four sizes:
6.44" x 11.75" and 5.16" x 9.41" and 4.28" x 7.80" and 3.76" x 6.86"
  Available in one size:
3.18" x 3.87"


Blooming Blackwork Flowers Design Packs

Get the whole blooming beautiful garden with the Blooming Blackwork Flowers Design Pack! Make spring fashion and decor that dazzles with a stunning combination of traditional blackwork and contemporary color. Quilts, tote bags, t-shirts, towels, and more blossom with brilliant fashion with these unique designs.
 

Blackwork Flowers Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 20 designs, priced at only $29.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**XL - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"