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Stumpwork Inspirations

8 of world's most beautiful stumpwork projects, to delight and inspire.



Stumpwork embroidery, also called raised embroidery, takes hand embroidery to another dimension and raises it off the surface of the fabric with strikingly realistic results. This technique uses all the usual embroidery stitches you would expect and often uses padding, wiring and slips to achieve its raised effect.

Stumpwork Inspirations highlights the very best stumpwork has to offer in both design and technique. Featuring talented embroidery designers Susan O’Connor, Wendy Innes, Susan Casson, Anna Scott, Lesley Turpin-Delport and Jane Nicholas, this special collection, including lovely framed pictures and a pot lid, have been curated into one publication.

With 8 stunning stumpwork projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions, pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to stitch them. Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely stumpwork, and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art.

Featured Projects

'Stumpwork Inspirations' features the following projects:

  • Summer Harvest by Susan O'Connor
    Gorgeous raised embroidery studies featuring two designs 'Raspberries and Bluebell' and 'Crab Apple'.
  • Anise by Wendy Innes
    Stunning stumpwork butterfly picture.
  • Viola Tricolor by Wendy Innes
    Exquisite botanical study in stumpwork.
  • Summer Dancer by Jane Nicholas
    Exquisite treasure pot with elegant raised embroidery.
  • Sweet Violets by Susan Casson
    This superb stumpwork embroidery will have your fingers itching to pick a perfect bloom.
  • Windflowers by Susan Casson
    Superb raised embroidery study of graceful blooms.
  • First Day by Anna Scott
    Any day would be perfect to receive this gorgeous stumpwork study of a ‘partridge in a pear tree’.
  • Belle Fraise by Lesley Turpin-Delport
    Stunning wild strawberry.

Shipping Time

Please allow 7-14 days for orders placed within Australia and 3-4 weeks for international deliveries. Orders containing a backorder item will be sent as soon as the backorder item is in stock.

Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Inspirations Studios
  • Technique
  • Publication
    Search Press
  • ISBN
  • Dimensions
    28.6L × 22W × 1H (cm)
  • Weight

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