Archive for the ‘Stumpwork’ Category

32. Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork by Di Van Niekerk

April 23, 2010

Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork Di Van Niekerk

This book gives the instructions to finishing the design on the cover, which is called Flower Sampler  in her website.

Flower Sampler

Read more about this book in her website. ^_^

23. Stumpwork Medieval Flora by Jane Nicholas

February 5, 2010

Stumpwork Medieval Flora

Another thick project book from the master of stumpwork embroidery. It features designs inspired by medieval manuscripts and illuminated book panels.

Stumpwork Medieval Flora end papers

I am thinking of putting those stalks in helmets. lol.

Stumpwork Medieval Flora illuminated

In this book Jane Nicholas shows the step by step process to complete the projects.

21. The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques by Pauline Brown

February 1, 2010

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

This book has lots of contents, and even has net embroidery and needle lace techniques which are not so popular anymore. But then because of its size, it can only discuss most  techniques in a page or half a page.

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques Contents

This is not a project book, but it has lots of photos for inspiration. On this sample page on stumpwork technique, 2 of Barbara Hirst´s works are shown (no instructions on finishing included.)

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques sample

14. The Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery by Jane Nicholas

January 21, 2010

One of my favorite books! I really like this thick book. I can´t wait to go into stumpwork techniques soon, using the projects in this book. There are lots of small and medium sized projects here in this book.

At the moment I am exploring lacemaking techniques. Here is the spread on the back of the covers, showcasing all the techniques one can learn from this book. Jane Nicholas is a very talented designer.

13. Embroideries from an English Garden by Carol Andrews

January 21, 2010

One of the rarest books out there. I believe this is the most expensive 2nd hand book I bought so far.This is a project book. There are enough super easy projects to start with, as well as difficult projects.

Her style combines stumpwork and needlepainting techniques. She is a botanical illustrator/painter and her embroideries are detailed. Lots of padded parts.

5. Embroidered Knot Gardens by Owen Davies

January 20, 2010

Unique Stumpwork embroidery. This is not a project book though. But it gives lots of ideas and suggestions, in addition to the inspiring photos, on how to make an embroidered knotwork garden.

Owen´s inspiration: