Betty Burns from the Mennock institute demonstrated stumpwork
at the latest meeting of Heathhall and District SWI.
Made up of 105 individual sections, each unique and showcases an array of techniques including hand-stitching, machine work, applique, stumpwork
(3D) and patchwork.
Arguably the most beautiful but hardest to master was stumpwork
, raised, or "embosted" embroidery, a highly sophisticated threedimensional technique, probably derived from "stampwork" in which the embroidery was worked over a pre-drawn and padded outline on backing material, usually satin.
Northside Dr., Jackson, 601.366.0335; Throw pillows: Nancy Corzine fabric; lumbar pillow on the settee: Becky Vizard antique stumpwork
on blue velvet; painting: Sharon Richardson horn Brown's Fine Art, 630 Fondren PL, Jackson, 601.982.4844; Angora wool rug: Ousak; Bedroom: Bed: Blackwood's; prints: Andrew Bucci; brown rug: Tuftenkian; etageres: Niermann Weeks
The speaker was Mrs Christine Rolls who spoke about Stumpwork
. She brought samples of her work and also many different types of embroidery.
" Her needlework skills have also earned her a scholarship from the SWRI to be trained in stumpwork
, a style of embroidery, which she will then teach to others.
These include beadwork, goldwork - a fairly uncommon skill now mostly used for high-quality church vestments and art embroidery - and stumpwork
, raised embroidery drawn from vivid designs of 17thcentury needlework.
A 17th century beadwork looks as fresh as the day made, unlike embroidery stumpwork
which has faded over the years.
'The most valuable item is a mid-17th century embroidered stumpwork
panel depicting The Judgement of Paris.
Needlework and stumpwork
, which often forms part of a casket or other object, can be more expensive than tapestry.
Margaret Gamble will be leading the Stumpwork
, Raised Work and 3D workshop.
The master bedroom is a soothing escape with a custom-upholstered headboard and washable silk bedding from Ray's Fine Linens accented with Fortuny and antique stumpwork
pillows from B.