Stuff Stumpwork Embroidery: Techniques and Projects
by Helen Richman
ISBN-10: 1785002945
ISBN-13: 9781785002946
The Crowood Press Ltd.
2017
Soft Cover
Pages: 224
Language(s): English
New
$42.00

Learn the art and techniques of stumpwork embroidery, and design and create your own pieces.

Stumpwork is a highly decorative and imaginative embroidery technique, which typically uses raised and padded stitches that are rich in texture. Learn how to create your own unique piece of stumpwork embroidery with this practical handbook. Begin by working through an introduction of the appropriate materials, equipment and tools, read instructions on a wide range of stitches and techniques and then use them to create ten delightful projects. Once you've completed the tutored projects, then learn to design your own piece of stumpwork, following advice on finishing, presenting and caring for your work. Written by a leading embroiderer, this beautiful book will inspire and encourage you to try this exciting technique and create your own exquisite designs.

Included are: Practical advice on working with threads, as well as how to stretch and prepare fabrics; Over 900 photos to guide the reader through a wide range of decorative and raised stitches; Detailed instructions on combining stumpwork with a range of other techniques to create unique designs; and Ten projects show how to use the stitches in designs, including stumpwork human figures.