Stumpwork reached its height of popularity in the 17th century. Stumpwork embroidery creates beautiful raised designs with satin backgrounds, padding, and motifs often embellished with beads. Stumpwork is a showcase for a variety of needle skills. There are many needlelace techniques used in Stumpwork. Cotton, Silk and Metalic threads were commonly used. Designs contained plants, animals and people. Stumpwork coverd the boxes, mirror frames and wall hangings of Stuart Period.
“Stumpwork embroidery is a raised form of embroidery created on one background and transferred to another, ground fabric, and is three-dimensional through the use of padding, beads, wire and/or needle lace stitches. ” – Jeanmarie Bruccia, from Jenny June’s Fancy Work.
From Stumpwork Embroidery : A Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery by Jane Nicholas.
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