Steeped in history, this technique involves using intricate patterns which have an almost graphic quality to create an embroidered picture.
"Rosita", a portrait done in colour using blackwork techniques. This portrait is the creation of Maria del Valle. Maria worked the embroidery on hand dyed fabric, done over one thread with one strand of different colours of embroidery thread. You can see more of her work on her Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/alarttex/my-embroidery/