Category Archives: stumpwork

WIP: Picnic Hampered! (by Kathy Fenchel)

Today’s featured WIP is Picnic Hampered!, designed by Kathy Fenchel. Technique/Materials:  This piece uses traditional needlepoint stitches combined with surface embroidery and stumpwork techniques. It is stitched on Congress cloth, primarily with cotton threads. Background:  Kathy Fenchel taught this project at our regional EGA seminar in May 2007. I am stitching it primarily as designed,…

WIP: Summer Dream (by Luan Callery)

Today’s featured WIP is no stranger to long-time readers. It is Luan Callery’s Summer Dream. Technique/Materials:  Stumpwork and surface work on linen twill, primarily using wool and cotton threads. Background:  I took this EGA correspondence course with a group from my local EGA chapter. According to last year’s blog posts, I started this in early…

WIP: Rose’s Pyramid (by Marsha Papay-Gomola)

Today’s featured WIP is Rose’s Pyramid, designed by Marsha Papay-Gomola. Technique/Materials: Stumpwork on silk dupioni, using a variety of threads, including DMC and Anchor flosses, Silk ‘N Colors from the Thread Gatherer, and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Background: I started Rose’s Pyramid in November 2004 (or was it 2003?) during a class with Marsha hosted…

Stitch Study 2: Shapes in Detached Buttonhole

Basic detached buttonhole (abbreviated DBH here) is pretty, but most designs don’t just use a block of it by itself. Most pieces that use DBH use it to fill specific shapes, such as a flower petal or a leaf. Today’s stitch study investigates how to approach such shapes. In the example, I’m using size 8…

Summer Dream progress

I’ve been on vacation this past week, and I’ve enjoyed spending a bit more time stitching. I’ve also been working on stitch study posts, starting to sell off a bit of excess stash on eBay (see the link on the right sidebar), and shopping for nursery furniture and other baby items. Most of my stitching…

Stitch Study 1: Detached Buttonhole

Welcome to the first official entry in my “Stitch Study” series of posts. As I mentioned in a post last weekend, the first unofficial stitch study was the post on spiral trellis stitch. This post features basic detached buttonhole stitch. If you’re familiar with buttonhole stitch (or to be accurate, closed blanket stitch), it is…