Examples of medieval stumpworkthe art of embroidering using raised, 3-D embellishmentscan be found in museums and galleries throughout Europe. Considered among the most intricate and lovely of embroidery styles, it requires a delicate touch. Now the secrets of stumpwork are revealed through eight beautiful floral projects, all inspired by the 16th-century illuminated Book of Hours created by Jean Bourdichon for Anne of Brittany. The embroideries include Corncockle and Dragonfly, Snowdrop and Cranefly, and the lovely Venus Looking Glass and Bumble-bee. In addition to instructions for every technique, this fully illustrated book also provides tracing patterns and a comprehensive stitch glossary.
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