Welcome to X-Calibre Designs and thanks
for popping in. We may have met before at a
needlework show or at one of my workshops, if so,
nice to see you again. If we haven’t met in
person, I hope that during your time here you will
learn a bit about
me, Carol Leather, and what I love to do.
I enjoy designing different types of needlework
and you can find kits and charts for blackwork
and a little pulled
work on these pages. If you haven’t tried
one or more of these techniques head over to the free online
classes and have a go! You will find free
charts and instructions for two blackwork designs,
a pretty hardanger piece and some unusual cross
stitch projects. Have fun!
To give you more information on blackwork
embroidery I am putting together a pattern
library, a sort of beginner’s guide to
blackwork fill patterns and how to stitch them.
I have to say thank you to all of you who have
taken the time to send me photos of your work,
especially when you have adapted my designs. Check
Gallery to see what others have done also.