A Beginner’s Guide to: Stumpwork

5 May


My lovely new book about learning stumpwork, a technique of raised embroidery dating back to the 15th century –http://www.kaydennis.co.uk/Beginners.html

I can’t wait to try out the intriguing “spider’s web stitch”.

Here’s a free online stumpwork project from Kay Dennis – http://www.embroiderersguild.org.uk/stitch/projects/summer/index.html

18thstumpwork18th century stumpwork

stumpwork_birds19th19th century stumpwork of birds

More interesting stumpwork links
http://medieval.webcon.net.au/technique_opus_anglicanum.html        http://medieval.webcon.net.au/loc_england.html                                                http://www.thesealedknot.org.uk/knowbase/docs/0104_StumpWork.htm  http://www.needleworksamplers.com/Simply_Samplers/sampler_showcase.shtml  http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?Document=200.23      http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?document=


2 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to: Stumpwork”

  1. Elizabeth December 4, 2009 at 6:39 am #

    Stumpwork is terrific! I’m working on a piece just now.=)

    • Curvalicious December 4, 2009 at 8:46 am #

      Elizabeth, I’d love to see it when it’s finished 🙂

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