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9781782217909

Beginners Guide to Stumpwork - Kay Dennis

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A practical, step-by-step guide which clearly shows how to create beautiful raised and padded embroideries.

Kay Dennis is passionate about Stumpwork. This intricate, raised and padded embroidery has its origins in the 17th century, and is enjoying a revival amongst embroiderers and lacemakers. It is wonderfully versatile and will appeal both to the novice and needleworker. Using a mix of flat, padded, wired and free-standing elements, it employs a wide range of embroidery techniques. This comprehensive and colourful book covers both basic and needle lace techniques sections on each contain a series of elaborate step-by-step demonstrations showing how to work individual techniques, followed by a project combining all the methods. Kay takes inspiration from a variety of sources and her designs include animals, flowers, fruits and insects popular motifs in the 17th century. She also creates contemporary designs and there are advanced projects on landscape and figurative work. A gallery of Kay's work is included to inspire the reader.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
History
Materials
Getting started

EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES
Flowing flowers
Acorns
Poppy Seed Heads
Topiary
Butterfly

NEEDLELACE TECHNIQUES
Leaf
Flower
Seaweed and Fish
Orange Branch
Mushrooms
Foxgloves

SCENES AND FIGURES
Birds and Beach
Heads and Hands
The Gardener

PATTERNS

INDEX

230 illustrations - 80pp

260mm
204mm

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