Blackwork Embroidery Archives
Collection of original floral and geometric patterns to download. Includes historical notes on blackwork in Renaissance costume, instructions for working double-running stitch, bibliography and links.
Blackwork Fill-in Patterns
Charted designs from sixteenth-century sources, with notes, at the Atlantian Embroiderers Guild (Society for Creative Anachronism).
Annotated links to Renaissance portraits and paintings featuring blackwork, at the Elizabethan Practical Companion.
Blackwork: An Introduction
Survey article from Needle Pointers magazine XI:5, Winter 1983, by Carol Algie Higginbotham, EGA certified teacher of blackwork. Modern and traditional examples, bibliography, some free charts.