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I'm itching to start stumpwork stitching!
on 15 March 2017
This is a superb book and the best resource I've found for stumpwork/raised embroidery.
Others have referred to Barbara and Roy Hirst's book on raised embroidery as the seminal source on this subject: Raised Embroidery: A Practical Guide to Decorative Stumpwork and its focus is on creating human figures. Personally, I far prefer this RSN book as it's handbag size; spiral-bound and easier to work with; and it covers more techniques, stitches and traditional subjects like flowers, insects and birds. Furthermore, this book also provides instructions on how to create human figures.
The more simple stumpwork designs would be ideal as subjects for mounted greetings cards.
I love this book and cannot recommend it highly enough. I now feel inspired to attempt stumpwork embroidery!