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Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials


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Bring your designs to life with modern stumpwork embroidery techniques. Let expert needlework instructor Celeste Chalasani be your guide as you learn how to add texture and dimensionality to your work. Begin by setting up your nature-inspired class project, preparing your hoop, planning the stitching order and creating outlines. Then, start adding dimension to a flower and bee design with whipped reverse chain stitch and Turkey work. To achieve a raised effect, you'll build layers of stitching and felt padding underneath your embroidery. Next, incorporate wire slips — three-dimensional elements such as petals and wings. You'll learn how to fill the slips in with stitching and apply them to your design. Plus, make your work shine from all angles with Celeste's methods for stitching on sheer fabric. Then, complete your lovely project with classic finishing touches.