RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Stumpwork

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A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework’s essential guide to stumpwork.

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Kate Sinton, this book contains an extensive guide to stitches and techniques, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own stumpwork embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of stumpwork, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide to this classic form of embroidery.

 

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of stumpwork 10
Materials 14
Framing up 22
Stumpwork design 26
Applique 30

Stitches 32
Flat surface stitches 34
Raised surface stitches 46
Needlelace stitches 58
Metal thread work 64

Techniques 70
Padding 72
Slips 78
Wrapping 92
Found objects 95

Figures 98

Index 112

About the Author

About Kate Sinton

After graduating from the Royal School of Needlework in 2002, Kate worked as a freelance embroiderer and artist. As well as continuing to teach a variety of classes at the RSN she set up drop-in summer embroidery classes at the Bermondsey Museum of Fashion and Textiles and worked with visiting textile lecturers at the British Museum. In 2006, Kate was appointed to manage a project that would produce over 200 new vestments for St Paul’s Cathedral. These were first exhibited in 2008 at St Martin’s College of Art and Design. During that time Kate continued to teach and produce artwork, and was part of a three-person show in Shepherd’s Market in Central London. Since 2008, Kate has lived in Wiltshire with her husband Jamie and son Thomas.

Additional information

Weight .520 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 5 cm