Stumpwork Flowers

Author(s): Sachiko Morimoto


This book offers a modern perspective on the floral motifs that have been a stumpwork mainstay for centuries. It features 19 floral motifs and eight projects, the simplistic design of which showcase the artistry involved in the craft. The well-developed introductory section provides readers with step-by-step photos and illustrations of all the techniques used in the book, making the book suitable for embroiderers of all abilities. This book will encourage readers to take up stumpwork and the fresh, contemporary designs will draw readers in, while the easy-to-follow instructions and small projects will show readers just how accessible this craft really is. The book is composed of three clear sections: an introductory section; a project gallery, featuring beautiful photographs of each project motif; and project instructions.


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This is a contemporary take on traditional stumpwork, that is very appealing. There are 19 beautiful floral designs. Eight projects show how to use the designs on household goods such as pillows, napkins, book covers and more. Part One shows the gallery of stumpwork flowers including clover, olive, nasturtium, viola and unusual choices such as pokeweed. Each flower is shown as single plates, which could actually be framed. Each plate has a reference to the page where you will find the instructions. In Part Two, you'll find the materials needed as well as tips and techniques to produce the flowers. Plus the instructions for each flower. These are given in black and white and I do not find them easy to follow. The close-ups are minute. There is a small photo of each flower, materials you need and then several very small drawings. The written instructions are easy to follow. The projects are treated in the same way. I do like this book and the designs, I just think the presentation could have been better. Clearer and larger diagrams and alphabetical order of the flowers would have been

Sachilo Morimoto has lived in London, England since 1989. She teaches embroidery in London, and occasionally holds workshops in Japan. She studied embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in the UK, and graduated college with a BA.

General Fields

  • : 9781844489459
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : 0.464932
  • : July 2013
  • : 255mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sachiko Morimoto
  • : Paperback
  • : 2019
  • : English
  • : 746.44
  • : 120
  • : 250 colour