Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Deanna Bertelsen

This course encourages you to continue your study of Stumpwork by teaching skills at the intermediate level. It assumes knowledge of the basic skills.

In a design of poppy flowers, a bud, and leaves along with a chickadee and inchworm, detached elements of an increasing complexity are taught.

intstumpworkThe detached poppy flowers are made with needlelace stitches on a frame of wire then attached to the ground fabric. Some leaves and bird parts form other detached elements that are stitched in position on surface stitched details.

You have the choice in the colour of the poppy flowers stitched in the project, which is suitable for framing as a picture.

Materials List

Lessons: 6

Time: 4 months

Fee: 2 Options

Electronic (PDF) $35 CAD

Hardcopy (includes postage) $45 CAD

Note:  This course is now available to EAC Guilds as Educational material only. 

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Guideline for Student Levels


Beginners are those who need guidance in reading stitch patterns or who are new to the technique.

Intermediate students understand stitch patterns but may need guidance; have taken this technique or similar one at the beginner or basic level; have a beginning understanding of colour and design.

Advanced students read charts and stitch diagrams with ease, have a good understanding of stitch technique; have good understanding of colour and design. Must have taken an intermediate level course in the technique. Must be able to work independently.