Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Sandra Roy

This course is designed to teach the beginning Stumpwork student the basic techniques of this style of embroidery.

You will learn how to prepare fabrics for stitching, transfer a pattern to the fabric, set up a hoop, stitch, cut out and attach detachable elements, stitch the necessary surface embroidery and mount the project correctly. A small picture of a Monarch butterfly on a milkweed flower is the finished project.

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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.

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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.