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Stumpwork (Raised Embroidery)

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Stumpwork, also known as raised embroidery uses an array of different materials and embroidery techniques to tell a contemporary story in stitch using three dimensional elements. Techniques include silk work, goldwork, counted  work, flat & raised stitching, bead work, padding and needlelace.  Stumpwork designs are varied and imaginative offering scope for a high degree of creativeness.

We run Stumpwork Classes and recommend our book RSN Essential Stitch Guide-Stumpwork by RSN Tutor Kate Sinton



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