Stumpwork Goldfish


Learn how to create and combine a select range of delicate stumpwork embroidery stitches and techniques to create a vibrant three-dimensional goldfish on a background of shimmering beaded needlelace.

This embroidery is one of ten designs which are featured in the book Stumpwork Embroidery: Techniques And Projects, written by Helen Richman of The Bluebird Embroidery Company. Signed copies are available to purchase here

This colourful design incorporates the use of wired edged elements, fabric painting on organza, beading, creating needlelace, creating padded embroidered shapes and using layered decorative embroidery stitches.

While this kit accompanies the Stumpwork Embroidery book, it is not necessary to have a copy in order to complete the design; this kit includes all of the threads, fabrics, wires, fabric paints, needles and templates required and the clear instruction booklet with step by step photographs will guide you easily through your project.


Materials included in the kit: DMC stranded cotton threads, DMC metallic thread, DMC satin thread, calico fabric, baby blue cotton fabric, blue organza fabric, white organza fabric, felt, size 7 and 9 embroidery needles, size 16 chenille needle, size 22 tapestry needle, cake wire, Gutermann thread, mount board, orange fabric paint, toy stuffing, beads and templates.

Difficulty level: advanced

Design dimensions: 8cm x 8cm

Additional equipment required: 6 or 8 inch embroidery hoop, embroidery scissors, fabric scissors, paper scissors, a small paintbrush, clear PVA glue, fine-tipped marker pen and blue coloured pencil.