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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Siennese Illuminated Treasure Stumpwork

I've been working on the stumpwork component of the Alison Cole Siennese Illuminated Treasure over the last week.

The individual petals are traced onto muslin, then worked over wire in  a hoop. We began the green leaf arrangement in class as it is the most complicated.

It becomes a bit of a challenge to stitch as the number of wires in the hoop increase.

I made an error on the last leaf motif, which should have been in the pink/purple colours. I made it green without thinking, and decided to leave it rather than redo.

Once finished, the leaves are cut out, trimmed and added to the goldwork.

This is the finished product. It's not bad for a first effort. There are a couple of tiny spots where the white cover of the wire shows through the stitching on the leaves. I can probably add a couple of stitches to cover if I am careful.

Now to find a way of displaying it.


Monica said...

Wow, it is pretty lush! Great job. :)

Now I understand your concerns about how to use it, when I see that it includes stumpwork as well. If it was just goldwork I imagine you could do many things with it, but stumpwork is kind of limited.

It sure is pretty, though! Let us know what you decide.

Jillian said...

Thanks Monica. Decision coming soon to a blog near you!

margaret said...

not bad you say I say it is brilliant,

Jillian said...

You are worth your weight in gold work! Thank you.

katherine said...

Its come together well. I have done a little stumpwork before but don't really enjoy working with wire that much but it does look wonderful when all put together. Thanks for all the comments on my blog too. I cant email replies as you come up as a non-reply blogger.

Jillian said...

Thanks Katherine. I like the finished product, but I don't see myself moving into stump work on a big way. I looked at my Google account settings and can't find a way to change my non-reply status, so will have to live with it until I learn more!