Get ready to dive into the world of blackwork embroidery designs with these geeky patterns.
“Eventually, the nerds and the geeks will have their day.” - Judd Apatow
It is time to combine your love of all things geeky with your love for embroidery. Below I have found a wide variety of patterns inspired by movies, TV shows, video games, and more. Whether you are a Star Wars fanatic, Whovian, or fantasy lover, there's a geeky blackwork embroidery pattern for you.
What is Blackwork Embroidery?
Blackwork embroidery is a historic form of needlework. It originally involved creating intricate patterns and designs using black thread on a plain white fabric. Today, you can find modern patterns that use colored threads and fabric.
The stitches used in blackwork embroidery are typically geometric and repetitive. The stitches create striking and detailed designs. If you have never tried blackwork embroidery, you can find lots of embroidery tutorials on YouTube.
Below are 25 of the best geeky blackwork embroidery designs I could find. I searched and searched for free blackwork embroidery patterns. However, I was unable to find any free blackwork embroidery patterns for us geeks. Maybe, I should get to work on one.
25 Blackwork Embroidery Designs
1. STELLAR ALTERCATIONS CROSS STITCH PATTERN | BLACKWORK PATTERN | EMBROIDERY PATTERN | PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Here is an intricate blackwork embroidery pattern inspired by Star Wars! The embroidery design includes a combination of iconic elements from the Star Wars universe such as C3-P0, R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett, lightsabers, the Rebel Alliance symbol, the Death Star, Yoda, X-Wings, and Darth Vader's TIE Fighters. This piece would make a wonderful addition to your home theater or make it for a Star Wars loving friend.
2. DOCTOR WHO THEMED BLACKWORK PATTERN (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)
This blackwork embroidery pattern is based on one of my favorite series of all time, Doctor Who. It showcases a delightful array of iconic elements, including a Dalek, Sonic screwdrivers, a Weeping Angel, the TARDIS, a Cyberman, an Adipose, K9, the Silence, Lady Cassandra, the Empty Child, and many more.
3. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS (D&D) BLACKWORK PATTERN
Prepare to embark on an adventurous stitching journey with this Dungeons and Dragons blackwork embroidery design. The pattern is filled with all sorts of Dungeons and Dragons references.
4. BOB'S BURGERS INSPIRED BLACKWORK FILL PATTERNS
This blackwork embroidery design is a playful homage to the hilarious animated series, Bob's Burgers. It includes a wide array of iconic elements that fans will love. These include Gene's keyboard, Aunt Gayle's Anus Art, Linda's wine, spatulas, flying shrimp, tomatoes, the Burger of the Day, books and pencils, mustard and ketchup, pickles, flying burgers, the "may contain human flesh" sign, elephants, King Trashmouth the raccoon, Kuchi Kopi, and even poop.
5. ANAKIN JEDI BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PDF PATTERN | STAR WARS DIGITAL CROSS-STITCH PDF PATTERN | NERDY GEEKY PATTERN | INSTANT DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design pays tribute to the iconic character Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, from the Star Wars saga. It depicts Anakin grasping his lightsaber and standing in front of the Jedi Order symbol.
6. MEW - BLACKWORK PATTERN (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - PDF)
This blackwork embroidery pattern is inspired by the adorable and mystical Pokémon character, Mew. Known for its playful and enigmatic nature, Mew is a beloved figure among Pokémon enthusiasts.
7. DOCTOR WHO TARDIS BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN | INSTANT DIGITAL PDF DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery pattern draws its inspiration from the iconic TARDIS from the science fiction series Doctor Who. Using blackwork embroidery techniques, this embroidery design captures the unmistakable Police Box.
8. SCIENCE AND COOKING CROSS STITCH PATTERN | BLACKWORK PATTERN | EMBROIDERY PATTERN | PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design is based on the popular series Breaking Bad. It showcases key elements such as the chemical symbols for bromine and barium, stacks of money, an RV, multiple pairs of clean underwear, glass beakers, and one cook.
9. THAT'S NO MOON! A MODERN BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN. STAR WARS / DEATHSTAR ROMANTIC PATTERN, "LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK"!
This blackwork embroidery design is perfect for fans of the Star Wars Universe. The pattern features the unmistakable Death Star.
10. 2 PACK AHSOKA MORAI BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN PDF PATTERN | STAR WARS DIGITAL CROSS-STITCH PDF PATTERN | NERDY GEEKY PATTERN
This blackwork embroidery design takes inspiration from Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars. The pattern portrays Ahsoka, gracefully wielding two lightsabers, positioned before the emblem of the Rebel Alliance.
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11. COSMIC HIKE CROSS STITCH PATTERN | BLACKWORK PATTERN | EMBROIDERY PATTERN | PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design is inspired by the iconic science fiction series, Star Trek. It showcases a range of elements including a uniform, the USS Enterprise starship, the bridge, a computer panel display, a door, the Borg Cube, and the Star Trek insignia.
12. ALIEN CONSPIRACY CROSS STITCH PATTERN | BLACKWORK PATTERN | EMBROIDERY PATTERN | PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design pays homage to the show that dealt with government conspiracies and paranormal investigations. The X-Files pattern features symbolic elements, including cigarettes, a UFO, a window scene, old-school mobile phones, a typewritten X, the Legend of the Jersey Devil, a bee, and alien books.
13. DOCTOR WHO TARDIS BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN | DIGITAL CROSS-STITCH PDF PATTERN | NERDY GEEKY BLACKWORK PATTERN | INSTANT DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design draws inspiration from Doctor Who. It features four TARDISes arranged in a classic blackwork pattern. The Police Boxes are surrounded by delicate floral accents.
14. DEATH STAR BLACKWORK PATTERN (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)
This blackwork embroidery design is perfect for Star Wars fans. The Death Star pattern is made using an assortment of intricate blackwork motifs. Completed, this piece is intricate and eye-catching.
15. AHSOKA BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PDF PATTERN | STAR WARS DIGITAL CROSS-STITCH PDF PATTERN | JEDI NERDY GEEKY PATTERN | INSTANT DOWNLOAD
This awesome blackwork embroidery design showcases the remarkable character of Ahsoka from Star Wars. This embroidery pattern beautifully portrays the essence of Ahsoka's character holding her 2 lightsabers. Completed and framed, this piece would make a wonderful gift for a Star Wars fan.
16. DINOSAUR SAFARI CROSS STITCH PATTERN | BLACKWORK PATTERN | EMBROIDERY PATTERN | PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This blackwork embroidery design is based on the amazing movie Jurassic Park. While I hope no one would be foolish enough to attempt resurrecting dinosaurs, we can't deny how cool it would be. This embroidery pattern features a collection of iconic elements from the movie including the majestic Brachiosaurus, an amber-bound mosquito, shaving cream canisters, the Jurassic Park gate, a dinosaur skull, a glass of water, dinosaur eggs, strands of DNA, and footprints.
17. OBI WAN KENOBI JEDI BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PDF PATTERN | STAR WARS DIGITAL CROSS-STITCH PDF PATTERN | NERDY GEEKY PATTERN | INSTANT DOWNLOAD
This remarkable blackwork embroidery design features the legendary character Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Star Wars design pictures Obi-Wan holding his lightsaber while standing proudly in front of the iconic Jedi Order symbol.
18. BALLOON DOG BLACKWORK, SAUSAGE DOG, BALLOON ANIMAL, INFLATABLE EMBROIDERY CROSS STITCH, BLACK WORK PATTERN, DIGITAL PDF DOWNLOAD
This whimsical blackwork embroidery design showcases a balloon dog standing proudly in front of a regular balloon. This fun design will add a touch of playful charm to any space. Who doesn’t need inflatable sausage dog wall art decorating their home? I would love to display this piece in my craft room. It would also make a nice piece for a nursery or child’s room.
19. GAME OVER BLACKWORK - VINTAGE RETRO ARCADE GAME VIDEO GAME NERDY GEEKY GHOST - BLACK WORK PATTERN - DIGITAL PDF DOWNLOAD - URBAN STITCHES
This modern blackwork embroidery design is specifically crafted for retro arcade game enthusiasts. Its round design is perfectly sized to fit a 6-inch hoop, making it ideal for framing and displaying. The embroidery pattern showcases the phrase "Game Over" which is surrounded by vibrant and colorful Pac-Man characters and Ghosts.
20. ALICE IN WONDERLAND MODERN BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN INSTANT PDF DOWNLOAD
This awesome blackwork embroidery design takes inspiration from the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I absolutely love it. The design features an array of iconic elements, including the White Rabbit, a pocket watch, a scroll, the Cheshire Cat, white roses painted red, Doorknob, sweet treats, the curious Alice herself, pink flamingos, playing card symbols, a tea party, Absolem the hookah-smoking caterpillar, and much more.
21. STAR WARS EMBROIDERY /BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY PATTERN /NERD ART /EMBROIDERY PATTERN / PDF PATTERN / MANDALORIAN/ STAR WARS BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY
Here is another fun Star Wars blackwork embroidery design. It features a collection of iconic characters and elements. Within the design, you will find C-3PO, R2-D2, Yoda, the Death Star, BB-8, Boba Fett, the Mandalorian, lightsabers, and more.
22. BABY LIMA BEAN BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY CROSS STITCH V1 PDF ONLY CHART DOWNLOAD
This adorable blackwork embroidery cross stitch design is of Baby Yoda in his pram. The Grogu pattern seamlessly combines both blackwork embroidery and cross stitch techniques. The combination of the 2 results in a beautiful picture that I absolutely love.
23. PSYCH PINEAPPLE BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY CROSS STITCH PATTERN PDF ONLY
Calling all Psych-Os! Psych is one of my all-time favorite shows. I have watched it so many times; I have lost count. If you're a fan of the hit television show Psych, then you know exactly why this pineapple design is absolutely perfect. This pattern is a combination of cross stitch and blackwork embroidery techniques.