Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stumpwork finish!

This is a stumpwork piece I embroidered a few years ago. Till last week I didn't feel like finishing it. The design is from "Inspirations".

You see here the used components: fabric for the back, a thin batting, a CD and a cord.

I put all on top of each other, made running stitches along the edge of the fabric and pulled it together. I sewed from one side to the other to stretch the backing tight over the CD.
The cord was pulled through the CD hole and the side of the backing.

I did the same for the front only using a thicker batting.

It looks somewhat chaotic on the back.

Then I placed the two parts on top of each other and sewed them together tightly.


  1. The needlework is beautiful and I love the colors. Thank you for showing us how you put it together!

  2. Wonderful embroidery!
    Stumpwork is on the top of my "techniques I must try" list, I am still working up the courage :)

  3. Looks so lovely & very nicely stitched :)

  4. Your embroidery work ia AMAZING! I wish I were making a bunch of these for myself.

  5. I'm always looking for finishing ideas (as I have lots of finished stitching but few finished items) and this is a great one! Can we see a picture of the back of the finished piece too?

  6. Unfortunately I can't show you a picture of the back.
    The back looks like the front without embroidery. The backing fabric is a bit darker than the front, you can see it on the second picture. Just imagine the two chaotic sides sewed against each other at the edges.


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