I have this beautiful linen lawn that has been sitting in my stash for years waiting for me to decide what to do with it. I want to use it for my camacia and partlet.
Fast forward to my blackwork trials...it is an enormous pain in the arse to embroider this fabric! I have always done counted blackwork, which is working fine on the linen for the men, but the thread count on the lawn seems to be a billion. I could trace the pattern on, but that's never really worked for me. I think I'm going to just get a good start on the blackwork for the shirts, then come back to this. I think I'll end up going with a simple pattern like the third from the left here with the bead accent.