Kate Kretz‘s needle art is amazing. And I mean that literally. When I look at her work, my mouth falls open and I go into a kind of trance, enthralled by her concepts and captivated by her exquisite technique. …
The whole stitchy world fell in love with the goldwork beetle Arlene White created for the Fool’s Gold Crazy-Quilt Round Robin. So Arlene is going to teach how to make him! She has five online classes coming up–all fabulous–and this …
Janet Granger created this gorgeous stumpwork foxglove by stitching around a special tool called a half cone stick. Check it out at her blog post. She’s posted lots of photos so you can see how it works.
Australian designer Arlene White is offering embroidery classes on Joggles. Next up is a needlecase featuring stumpwork–a dragonfly and Australian gum nuts and blossoms–and a kangaroo and boomerang inspired by Aboriginal images. Class registration closes on March 27. Go to …
Elizabeth of Sew in Love has put together a new tutorial for creating a stumpwork raspberry with felt padding and beads. So gorgeous. Go to her blog post to learn how to do it.
Marjolein of Threads and Patches shows us how to create an embroidery perennial–the pansy–in stumpwork. You’ll want to bookmark this! Go to the first tute in the series.
Elizabeth Braun of Sew in Love created this gorgeous stumpwork blackberry by embroidering beads on a slip and then attaching it to her ground cloth. Sounds hard, right? Not so much. Especially if you follow the excellent tutorial she’s sharing …
Emily of The Floss Box shows us how to create dimension in an embroidered work by adding stuffed embroidered slips, such as the bird shown above. This is a basic stumpwork technique that even a beginner can manage. And just …
Elizabeth Braun of Sew in Love showed us how to work wired, detached elements for stumpwork, such as these poppy petals. Now she shows us how to integrate those wired elements into the work. It’s not as hard as …
Carol Daisy shows us how to make tiny silk-ribbon bees and ladybugs. Try one (or all of them) on your next crazy-quilt block. See Carol’s tutorial.
Elizabeth Braun of Sew in Love reveals the secrets of creating a wired element for stumpwork. How, for example, do you work a needlelace flower petal that later will be attached to the embroidery as a dimensional object? Sounds tricky, …
Fibers and Fabrics my craft group that I am a member of here in Townsville, Queensland, Australia has a challenge each year. Late last year we were given an object and
Kimberly of Baroque Embellishments was inspired to create this stunning scarf by a description of the embroidery adorning King Henry VIII of England’s coronation procession. (How I wish they’d had cameras back in those days!) This embroidery is probably more …
Di van Niekerk mentioned in her latest newsletter that her site includes a number of tutorials for silk-ribbon and stumpwork embroidery. I had to check them out immediately! There are lots of them, and they’re wonderful. Go to the tutes…
And many thanks to SharonB of Pin Tangle for pointing out this find.