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BLUE: Tatter Textile Library
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Stumpwork is a form of raised, three-dimensional embroidery that first became popular in 17th century England. Originally known as 'raised' or 'embossed' embroidery, the technique was renamed in the 19th century. Prior to showcasing a woman's skill in the home, raised embroidery was mainly found on ecclesiastical garments. Over the years, the techniques and materials used have evolved to create great depth and texture in the work.

Join us for a series of workshops which will transform your embroidery practice. You will watch your stitches begin to leap off of the hoop! We will explore various Stumpwork methods to create elegant three-dimensional flowers and plants. These methods include appliqué techniques which employ traditional and unique Stumpwork stitches such as: needlelace, needle weaving, french knot, and satin stitch.

Workshop A will focus on building leaves and petals, Workshop B will teach participants how to employ Stumpwork techniques to build flowers, and Workshop C will be expand upon previous techniques and teach how to build strawberries and other round forms with a stitch method known as needle lace. Join us for one workshop, or join for all three! No prior knowledge is necessary. All levels welcome.

Workshop A: Thu, April 12th, 2018 "Building Leaves and Petals"
Workshop B: Thu, April 19th, 2018 "Building Flowers"
Workshop C: Thu, April 26th, 2018 "Building a Strawberry using Needle Lace Techniques"