Since it's Stumpwork month, I have a handful of Flickr-found beauties to share with you today, all showcasing different stumpwork techniques. These three stitchers work in stumpwork often; if you're interested in the technique, you should definitely be following their work!
This embroidery by Anna Scott shows a fairly traditional scene with wonderful dimension and texture:
I love her tiny knotted berries and the way she's given depth to the leaves by stitching most and having one as a separate 3D element in each group. Delicious!
I'm sure you all know the magnificent stitcher Mother Eagle - her stumpwork is absolutely jaw-dropping and we've featured her fabulous work many times. This may seem like a funny example of her work, since she's done some pretty astounding large pieces ...
... but I love how she's managed to give so much depth to something so very tiny!
And lastly, our very own Sophie T., whose stumpwork totally knocks my socks off. Here she's used a combination of bullion stitch, satin stitch, french knots, and various layers of padding to the most extraordinary effect:
It's just so perfect!
Just a little inspiration to show you what's possible when you start thinking of embroidery in 3D!
What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!