HNW - Stumpwork

Connie Carroll Connie.Bunny at
Sun Sep 27 03:37:27 PDT 1998

DetlaS at aol. com  wrote:

>What is stumpwork?

It is raised embroidery or padded embroidery depending of what you 
read. It also uses a small wire to help in forming the figures and 
pushing out the pieces of embroidery. They are a lot of examples in 
books on Stumpwork showing caskets from the 1400s and 1600s. If you 
interested look at:

Stumpwork: The Art of Raised Embroidery by Muriel L. Baker

Stumpwork: Historical and Contemporary Raised Embroidery by Muriel 

Both are out of print but your local library should be able to find a 
copy for you thru inter-library loan.

Kassandra NickKraken
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