Stumpwork is a highly decorative and imaginative embroidery technique, which typically uses raised and padded stitches that are rich in texture. This practial book explains how to create your own piece of stumpwork embroidery. Beginning with an introduction to the appropriate materials, equipment and tools, it instructs on a wide range of stitches and techniques, and illustrates them with ten delightful projects. It then explains how to design your own piece of stumpwork before advising on finishing, presenting and caring for you 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.
- A practical guide to learning the art and techniques of stumpwork embroidery, and to designing and creating your own pieces.
- Of great interest to embroiderers, designers, theatre designers, interior designers and historians.
- Includes ten projects showing how to use stitches in designs.
- Beautifully illustrated with 983 colour photographs.
- Helen Richman is a hand embroiderer and textile artist and regularly teaches embroidery classes at the Royal School of Needlework.
About the Author
Helen Richman is a hand embroiderer and textile artist based in Somerset. She runs The Bluebird Embroidery Company, and sells her embroidered artwork and her own range of embroidery kits. She has completed several high-profile commissions including one from the Royal Mail. Helen regularly teaches embroidery classes at the Royal School of Needlework and across the UK.