stumpwork?? i had no idea embroidery could be taken to this level of 3D lovliness...thanks so much for sharing ... ;)
I agree, not too much stumpwork out there, I have to admit I don't do it either though. My favourite piece of stumpwork I've seen recently (admittedly only piece I've seen, but it's brilliant)is this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/14903992@N08/4606166072/Very modern and up to date.
Hmmm, that last link didn't come out well, I'll try thishttp://www.flickr.com/photos/14903992@N08/
yup I didn't know it existed either! wowzers!
The more I read about stumpwork the more I want to try it. It has come and gone in fashion - even the Victorians thought it too fancy. There are some amazing stitchers out there doing it and keeping the art alive - just do a quick search on Amazon and you'll be surprised at the number of beautiful books available.
Utilize flickr fully? Heck, I forget I have a flickr account!
Whoah, I had never heard of it either - thanks for bringing it to my attention! What a wonderful word 'stumpwork' is too - it sounds like the sort of stitching woodland fairies might undertake!
I've not done Stumpwork properly since I graduated from the Royal School of Needlework. It's a fascinating technique, and one I'll get back to at some stage.
Oh, wow! :) It's totally flown under my radar, and I'm so sad it has!! It's amazing!! Thanks - I'm off to obsessively look at more of it on Flickr...lol. :)
Wow, that Alien Ted work is amazing. I am constantly amazed by the results you can get with embroidery. So fabulous.
I had such fun making the leaves & was surprised at my bravery when making the cut.Thanks for the interest & the links. Maybe the Feeling Stitchy crew can start a trend?