blackwork “remove your shoes” sign

I started this project ages ago, inspired by this beautiful blackwork by Cresus Parpi. I’m thrilled to finally have it done, framed, and hanging in our entryway.

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The shoe design is from a Dame Darcy illustration. A lot of my books are packed away so I can’t check, but I think it was in my Meatcake Collection.

Each stripe has a different blackwork design.

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The shoe is done with a thick random hash of stitches to give it weight.

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I’m really happy with this and scheming more blackwork projects if I ever catch up with my backlog of halfdone crafts.

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Perhaps the best thing about this project is that I designed it to fit a $4 vintage frame, so it was ready to hang the same day I finished it.

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