Stumpwork Embroidery

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Stumpwork is a highly decorative and imaginative embroidery technique which typically uses texture-rich raised and padded stitches. Beginning with an introduction to the appropriate materials, equipment, and tools, this book instructs on a wide range of stitches and techniques, illustrated with 10 delightful projects. It then explains how to design your own piece of stumpwork before advising on finishing, presenting, and caring for your work.


Helen Richman is a hand embroiderer and textile artist. She runs The Bluebird Embroidery Company, and regularly teaches embroidery classes at the Royal School of Needlework.