May 17, 2010

Stumpwork?

Ready & waiting

Do you use Flickr to its full potential?

I don't - I'm shocking with tags. I rarely (if ever) use them at all. Am I short changing fellow stitchers?

My search for stumpwork examples this week left me wondering if other people are as slack as me.

Has stumpwork flown under the modern embroiderer's radar?

Maybe...maybe not. Alien Ted didn't let me down. Very cool stumpwork.

11 comments:

  1. stumpwork?? i had no idea embroidery could be taken to this level of 3D lovliness...thanks so much for sharing ... ;)

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  2. 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.

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  3. Hmmm, that last link didn't come out well, I'll try this

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14903992@N08/

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  4. yup I didn't know it existed either! wowzers!

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  5. 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.

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  6. Utilize flickr fully? Heck, I forget I have a flickr account!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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. :)

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  10. Wow, that Alien Ted work is amazing. I am constantly amazed by the results you can get with embroidery. So fabulous.

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  11. 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?

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