Stuff Stumpwork Embroidery: A Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery
by Jane Nicholas
ISBN-10: 1863511830
ISBN-13: 9781863511834
Sally Milner Publishing
1995
Pictorial HC
Pages: 189
Language(s): English
Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.
$14.00

Stumpwork is a style of raised and padded embroidery that has its origins in the seventeenth century. It incorporates a charming array of motifs - exotic flowers and fruits, insects and animals - all worked as delicate sculptural forms. This book explains how to work this style in a clear and comprehensive manner, discussing all of the traditional techniques such as surface stitchery, padded applique, needlelace and wired, detached embroidered shapes. It provides full instructions and step-by-step illustrations, along with fascinating historical tidbits, for working over forty flowers, fruits and insects.