This is a collection of 37 blackwork ornaments. All the ornaments in the collection date from the late 16th and early 17th century and were taken from various pieces of jewelry from that time.

They are all drawn in a 2D CAD software. Within this collection there are ornaments in the shape of: the rhomboid, shield, heart, trapezoid, water drop, as well as circular- and oval-shaped ornaments etc..


Collection of blackwork ornaments
Pattern category
Free vector categories
Available file formats

These precisely-drawn blackwork ornaments can be easily downloaded in 2D CAD (dwg) and vector (eps and svg) file formats by clicking on the appropriate link below.


The term “blackwork” is most commonly used when describing the blackwork embroidery technique which was popular in the Middle Ages. As the term itself indicates, blackwork embroidery technique is characterized by black thread sewn/embroidered on white background/fabric. It is less known that the term mentioned also refers to special techniques of enameling and engraving metal surfaces in jewelry manufacturing that was used for a rather short time in the Middle Ages. At that time blackwork technique was mostly used in France, Germany and the Netherlands.


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
Download EPS vector file format
Download SVG vector file format

Submitted by Ceh Jan


Vector tags

Vector collectionsDesign elementsGeometricStencilsRound designsRectangular designsFramesSquare designsHistoryHumanBook decorationsArchitectural patternsGrotesques & creaturesFrieze patternsMammalsSilhouettesLeaves & treesBirdsScrollsSymbolsFurnitureTessellation patternsFlowersObjectsCorner designsInsectsFamous peopleSignsTiles and mosaicsLions & catsLattice patternsPalmette (Anthemion)HeraldicMathematical patternsRenaissanceWomenStained glass patternsArch-shaped designsShieldsRibbonsMoulding profiles