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I am a fan of this series of Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guide books. They cover the chosen subject completely, comprehensively, in a way you can understand.
This is a quote from the back cover, I think it says it all
" The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways"
It goes on to say "with clear step-by-step instructions and examples of both historical and contemporary pieces, Graduate Apprentice and tutor Kate Sinton, shows you how to develop beautiful Stumpwork Embroideries using traditional stitches and techniques".
The RSN books always impress me. The contents of this book tell you the rest. The chapters in the first section are:
The History of Stumpwork
The second section is STITCHES:
Flat Surface Stitches
Raised Surface Stitches
Metal Thread Work
The third section is TECHNIQUES:
The last section is FIGURES
I have a number of Stumwork books here at NewNeedlepoint, it is an amazing 3 dimensional type of needlework.
Stumpwork is a glossy cover hardbound book with a metal spiral binding inside. It was published by Search Press in 2011. It has 112 pages.