Stumpwork Swan


Combine the two beautiful embroidery techniques of stumpwork and whitework to create this elegant 3D swan design.

This simple but striking design will introduce you to many of the stitches which are key to creating these two techniques including: split stitch, long and short stitch, open fly, closed fly stitch, raised leaf stitch, buttonhole stitch, padded buttonhole stitch, couching, twisted buttonhole bars, woven bars, creating felt padding, applying beads and creating a 3-dimensional wired embroidered shape.

This kit includes all of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this beautiful hand embroidery design and the clear instruction booklet with step by step photographs will guide you easily through your project. The water ripple printed cotton satin background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.


Materials included in the kit: water ripple printed cotton satin fabric, white cotton fabric, felt fabric,wire, stranded cotton threads, gutermann thread, embroidery needle size 10, chenille needle size 24, chenille needle size 18, tapestry needle size 26, white seed beads, pearl beads and silver pearl beads.

Difficulty level: intermediate

Design dimensions: 12cm x 6cm

Additional equipment required: 4 or 6 inch ring frame or embroidery hoop, 8 inch ring frame or embroidery hoop, embroidery scissors, paper scissors, fine tipped marker pen or pencil, blue coloured pencil, pins, clear PVA glue and small paintbrush.