I adore needlepoint canvases that incorporate stumpwork, and Kelly Clark has some of the best around. Her newest painted canvas is shown here. Kelly says,
Just wait ’til you see the Dimensional stitching! I have published a 20 page Stumpwork Work-book for the Sampler. It is designed so you can see and learn the various dimensional techniques. No, not a Traditional Stitch Guide. It shows the steps to create the dimensional elements, and it also has some thread suggestions. Also, there are 4 pages of Ribbon-work techniques and diagrams. As far as background stitches…choose what suits. Copy my stitches, or pick your own. Have Fun! PLAY!
Play! The perfect attitude. See many more images at Kelly’s blog post.