I recently became obsessed with stumpwork. This is a form of embroidery with dimensional elements added with the use of wired or padded elements, and incorporating a range of embroidery stitches.
Do not be fooled into thinking I am an expert. I have done exactly 2 projects. They looked like this:
Embroider's Guild of America , it was a stitch along, and I thought that there would be a video class to help out. There was not. The project was designed by Luann Calley, and her instructions, and her pacing in her written guide turned out to be fantastic. I believe the class is no longer available, but if you find it, take it!
The second project was this one.
Jane Nicholas and I got it from Issue #88 of Inspirations Magazine (there will be much more about this magazine later). Here is a link to the kit. Lacewing and Dogwood Kit.
I loved the hummingbird in the first one. Stuffing the fat little bird body with stuffing made me a lot happier than it should have. So, my girlfriend suggests that I do my life list in stumpwork birds.
And that is what this blog will be about. I hope you'll join me.