Stumpwork Embroidery Paperback – November 11, 2014
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1782211020
- ISBN-13 : 978-1782211020
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.51 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Search Press; 1st edition (November 11, 2014)
- Language: : English
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Decent sized text, lots of clear colour diagrams, lots of colour photographs of items being worked, pretty good index, clear and open layout so easy to work from if following with needle in hand and book to the side.
Some of the outlines need to be increased in size either with a photocopier or by scanning and sizing up onto a few sheets of paper.
The style is contemporaneous (as was 17th Century stump-work when it was executed), with a warm and friendly look to the pieces (the little children padding reminded me of what my mum must have looked like in the late 1930s and they make me feel quite tearful). So for me, in my 60s, there is a definite feeling of familiarity and fond memories.
There are beginners instructions with some small pieces to make, a section on figures (e.g.children paddling, a fairy, a farmer, a man on a boat fishing), then the main project with depictions of the Four Seasons.
Four Seasons is a large circular piece (16.25 inches in diameter) with:
a winter scene at 12 o'clock showing toy stuffing snow, needle lace Christmas trees, limewood and balsawood log cabin
a spring scene at 3 o'clock showing raised work tree with needle lace leaves, blossom, catkins, squirrel, group of sheep, fence, grass with flowers
a summer scene at 6 o'clock showing a pond with rocks, needlelace fish, needlelace swan, leather and needlelace crane, a dipper, needlelace lilly pads
an autumn scene at 9 o'clock with an autumnal tree, deer, flowers, grass
There are several different methods for creating stumpwork embroidery utilised in this book.
Embroidery, padding, and slips (of course).
Air dry clay is used to make plant pots.
Lime wood and balsa are used to make a log cabin and fence.
Card and fabric is used to make a dry stone wall.
Egg box rocks
Toy stuffing is used to make snow
Needle-lace is used to make blossom, leaves, clothing, - well everything really. Lots and lots of needle-lace..
Use of an embroidery shoe (wooden shape over which to execute needle-lace for consistent shapes e.g. foxgloves)
The oranges in needle-lace over a cotton mould are particularly effective as the stitching mimics very well the dimpled skin of a navel orange.
So, very pleased with this book. Lots of ideas spring into my mind as to how I can incorporate the techniques into the practice tablecloth that I am working on. It's made me feel quite free to go 'off piste' as the saying goes.
Highly recommend moseying along over to the Kay Dennis website and having a gander at her walled garden (under the gallery, lots of photographs available). Utterly superb piece of work.