Stumpwork Inspirations: 8 of the world’s most beautiful stumpwork projects, to delight and inspire (Book)

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8 fabulously beautiful stumpwork embroideries to stitch, from some of the world's most talented designers and the world's leading embroidery magazine.

Stumpwork embroidery, also called raised embroidery, takes hand embroidery to another dimension and raises it off the surface of the fabric with strikingly realistic results. This technique uses all the usual embroidery stitches you would expect and often uses padding, wiring and slips to achieve its raised effect. Stumpwork Inspirations highlights the very best stumpwork has to offer in both design and technique.

Featuring talented embroidery designers Susan O'Connor, Wendy Innes, Susan Casson, Anna Scott, Lesley Turpin-Delport and Jane Nicholas, this special collection, including lovely framed pictures and a pot lid, have been curated into one publication.

With 8 stunning stumpwork projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions, pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to stitch them. Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely stumpwork, and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art.

About the Author


Inspirations Studio publishes the magazine Inspirations which is recognized as the leading embroidery magazine in the world. Designers features in this collection are designers Susan O'Connor, Wendy Innes, Susan Casson, Anna Scott, Lesley Turpin-Delport and Jane Nicholas. Known for outstanding images of embroidery, the Inspirations series brings together master embroidery from all over the world. www.inspirationsstudios.com

Praise For…


Australian publisher Inspiration Studios has distilled the best of the best from its issues of Inspirations embroidery magazine for new volumes on crewel embroidery and whitework (a third volume, on Stumpwork, is also being released). Each book begins with an abbreviated historical overview. Crewel, aka wool on linen, began around the seventeenth century and gained popularity during Elizabeth I’s reign. Whitework, with any number of variations on its white-onwhite concept, was first practiced by the ancient Egyptians; since then, Scandinavian and other European needleworkers have contributed their own interpretations—Dresden, Hebedo (Danish), Hardanger (Norwegian), Madeira, and Mountmellick (Irish). Each text then leads into eight patterns. Well thought-out instructions, along with clear color photographs, document every step, with specific stitch how-tos included after the pattern directions. Hints and tips are scattered throughout, like suggestions on needleweaving and the fundamentals of blocking embroidery. The book ends with a perfect “show us” glossary of some 60 stitches, complete with step-bysteps and photographs. Design templates, unfortunately, are stuffed in the book’s back flap, not as accessible to those working on patterns. All designs are geared to the more experienced needleworker, but any enthusiast will admire "mandala musings," "garden of earthly delights," "a fine romance," and "tulip." Each book is appended with a stitch guide. 
— Booklist, May 2020. Barbara Jacobs 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782218319
ISBN-10: 1782218319
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 112
Language: English