I am envious and anxious to stitch my own all at once!
Isn’t this stumpwork sampler that my friend Kelly Clark is stitching amazing?
As you can read in her first blog post about the project, Kelly was reading about stumpwork techniques and noticed all the books had pieces stitched in free embroidery on linen.
She thought, “Why can’t you do this on canvas?”
It’s something I’ve thought often, especially about Jane Nichols lovely stumpwork bugs, but haven’t done a blessed thing about.
But Kelly did and the results are lovely. Go over to her post and take a good look at the sampler. Not only is there the wonderful rooster, but there are examples of so many different types of stumpwork, from silk ribbon embroidery to thread-covered wire.
I hope when she’s done she turns this into either a stitch guide or a cyberclass!