October 20, 2015

Stitchy Snippets - Stumped

Lesley Turpin-Delport and Nikki Delport-Wepener

Stumpwork or raised embroidery fascinates me. The three dimensional aspect of this type of needlework perfectly demonstrates the versatility of embroidery. I've collated a few fantastic examples to show you today.

Firstly let's take a look at Mary Corbet's adorable pumpkin which is built from boullion knots. Mary has created a handy tutorial for this festive pattern. Her site is well worth a visit and full of helpful tutorials!

Mary Corbet

Cakes, biscuits and all manner of patisserie are currently popular themes for stumpwork.

Kaoru Sato

Kaoru Sato


Can you spot which match is embroidered?


Yacmii's shading work is incredibly realistic. These leaves and berries would make a beautiful autumnal table or wall decoration.


Have you found any great examples of stumpwork on your cyber travels?

Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

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