Stumpwork is a highly skilled and
intricate form of 3D hand embroidery which gives an amazing, raised multi dimensional look. It can seem a little daunting without a knowledgeable tutor to help you along your learning journey. With a cross over into hand embroidery stitches,
Stumpwork allows you to create beautifully detailed 3D pieces and
embellishments. It is best for someone who, whilst they may be a complete beginner to Stumpwork itself, does have some previous knowledge of hand embroidery - our Learn Hand Embroidery course is an ideal course to undertake prior to embarking on this one.
Karen will take you step by step through a beautiful rose and caterpillar embroidery, one of her own designs, that has been especially devised to act as a really easy and quick introduction to this gorgeous 3D embroidery technique.
Karen completed her City & Guilds Level 3 and Diploma in Embroidery with SST a number of years ago and has since specialized in Stumpwork, Needle Lace and Ruskin Lace – a type of embroidered lace crossing Needle Lace and Counted Thread work – indigenous to the Lake District in the north of England. Karen loves the outdoors and is a keen orienteer; attending and taking part in many of the UK events.
StartIntroduction to Lesson 1 (0:51)
StartSection a - transferring and mounting design ready to work (3:41)
StartSection b - detached chain and split stitches (3:51)
StartSection c - chain and raised stem band stitches (5:52)
StartSection d - buttonhole and satin stitches (3:50)
StartSection e - long and short and French knots (4:05)
What you'll need
- 6", 4" and 3" embroidery hoops
- Backround fabric of your choice - medium weight cotton is ideal
- Thinner backing fabric such as muslin
- Cotton Perle thread in your choice of colour sizes 3,5 and 8 (or stranded embroidery thread)
- Stranded embroidery threads in pinks, white, greens, brown, orange and yellow
- Cotton Perle or soft cotton thread in green
- Soft cotton string
- Paper covered wire in green and white, #24 or #26
- Felt or wadding and mount board (card) for mounting
- Sharp needles
- Small pair pointed sharp scissors