This small stumpwork panel, the first in a series of three, features the Sweet Briar, Rosa rubiginosa, with detached petals and needle-woven sepals, a Grapevine, Vitis vinifera, the grapes worked with glass beads, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached wired petals, and Strawberries, Fragaria vesca, padded and covered with trellis stitch. The panel is worked on ivory silk duchesse satin, and has a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.
This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project:
- Ivory silk duchess satin, quilter's muslin, tracing paper, red felt, paper-backed fusible web, beads and coloured wires.
- Threads – Soie d'Alger Silk, Madeira Silk, YLI Silk Stitch Silk,Soie Perlée Silk, Sampler Threads from the Gentle Art Cotton, and DMC Stranded Cottons.
You will need the following equipment:
- A copy of Shakespeare's Flowers in Stumpwork, which contains all the diagrams and instructions
- 25cm (10 in) embroidery hoop, slate frame or stretcher bars
- Two 10 or 13cm (4 or 5 in) embroidery hoops
- Crewel/Embroidery sizes 5 - 10
- Straw/Milliners sizes 3 - 9
- Sharps size 11 or 12
- Tapestry sizes 26 - 28
- Chenille size 20
- Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18
- Small sharp-pointed embroidery scissors
- Fine blunt-nosed tweezers to shape wire
- Small wire cutters or old scissors 13 mm (½ in)
- Scotch Removable Magic Tape