Victorian Elegance “Stumpwork & Goldwork” Putting it all together!

All the “pieces” are stitched and cut out! Putting the whole thing together is next! I have attached the “rose petals” to the foundation. Interestingly, I found because of the “long and short” stitching that the individual petal stitches would twist and look loose. However, when one played with the wire edging you could bring the stitching back in line and have it look very nice. It is a bit hard to describe. I thought for a second that I might of had a mess on my hands. All in all they came out very nice.

Next the gilt rough pearl #6 was used for the centers. Put a lot more in then I thought I would need to cover the centers. I admit it was fun to cut the small pieces and then stitch them down to make loops with waxed thread.

Enjoying putting the bits together.. Up next are the rose leaves.

4 thoughts on “Victorian Elegance “Stumpwork & Goldwork” Putting it all together!

    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Thanks so much for the complement! Having done lots of “crafty” type things in my life “stumpwork” fits in beautifully! Plus as they say having the “right tools” that work for you goes a long way. I actually use a pair of small thin curved scissors to cut the pieces out. I hold the curve towards the outside which helps to keep one from accidentally snipping the threads you have stitched. I can get real close to the edge this way and there is less fraying to snip off. The scissors I use are from my “machine embroidery days” when you have to snip the threads to change colors and I found they work fantastic with this technique. (thought you might enjoy a tip!)

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    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Thanks …..I have always enjoyed the peace sewing and embroidery brings to my life. Also enjoy searching and seeing what others are doing because there is so much wonderful talent out there. Sooo..thank you for what you do to keep it going! Avis

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