A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques

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Teacher: Celeste Chalasani

This is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork. Students will learn by completing the work. Each lesson focuses on a specific technique that students will practice and culminates in a project that is provided or one of the student’s choosing. The project for the last lesson is a stumpwork sampler, which applies every technique the student has learned into one final piece.

Lessons

Lesson 1. Dimensional embroidery stitches

Lesson 2. Padded slips

Lesson 3. Wired slips

Lesson 4. Needlelace

Lesson 5. Stumpwork figures

Lesson 6. Final project

Course information

Prerequisite: Familiarity with surface embroidery stitches, such as blanket, chain, outline, satin, split, and stem stitches; French knots; and long and short stitch.
Degree of difficulty: Intermediate through Intermediate Advanced
Time: Six to nine months
Fee: $175 (Fee is for course only. Text fee will be added based on the customer’s selection of text format).
Text: $25 if downloaded from EGA website; $61 for the printed text, including shipping.
Supplies: $110–$220

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