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Orchids, Ajisai Press #blackwork pattern (detail) stitched by Ludmilka, using purple thread

Orchids, Ajisai Press pattern (detail) stitched by Ludmilka, using purple thread

Pardalote at WordPress designed and stitched this inner aspect of our solar system.  It's stunning!

OP wrote "I finished a large project this week, so a few photos to celebrate, and explain some of the process and thoughts behind my latest space embroidery. This embroidery is a depiction of the inner solar…" blackwork solar system

1580–1620 Linen worked with silk thread; buttonhole, cross, outline, and herringbone stitches "Blackwork" or monochrome silk embroidery on white linen was a fashionable embellishment for dress in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The repeating pattern on this panel displays flora typical of embroideries of the period: honeysuckle, pansies, borage, and grapes.

Panel of blackwork British, linen worked with silk thread, buttonhole, cross, outline and herringbone stitches H x 21 Met museum of art

There is a light that never goes out | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

There is a light that never goes out Blackwork shadows - concentric circles of 'light' radiating from a castle torch. by Charlotte Bailey. 4 shades of grey / black, insomnia, and more patience than I'm suspecting is healthy.

Blackwork Fish by Evelyn Cheso

Fishy Embroidery

Blackwork Fish by Evelyn Cheso

Blackwork Kingfisher Embroidery, Counted Thread Using Metallic Threads and Blackwork Designs by Tanja Berlin: Berlin Embroidery Designs

Blackwork Kingfisher Embroidery, Counted Thread Using Metallic Threads and Blackwork Designs by Tanja Berlin: Berlin Embroidery Designs

Gallery.ru / Фото #117 - Редкие и красивые схемы (2) - Olgakam

Gallery.ru / Фото #117 - Редкие и красивые схемы (2) - Olgakam