Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Fairies

Today I want to share a really old craft
that many of you may not have 
heard about before.

It is amazing Silk Ribbon Embroidery
known as Stumpwork.
Not so pretty name for a very pretty result!

Di van Niekerk
Just click on the above picture to see
more of these beautiful fairies.

Stumpwork first became popular during the
Elizabethan period (1558–1603)
and is dimensional embroidery
It is done with beautiful silk ribbons and beading. 

I shared this sample of Stumpwork the other day.

Di van Niekerk
I have added this link to show lots more pictures.
No... I did not do theses.

These are all the work of the very talented artist,
(from Cape Town, South Africa) Di van Niekerk.
Please go here to visit her blog and store.

She also has tutorial videos on YouTube.
This is worth seeing!

So are you Inspired?
Do you think you have the patience
and dexterity to do this?

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Just little reminder...

My very own "first" blog party
Is on Wednesday.

(linky will open Tuesday at noon)

It is a SHOWCASE for newish bloggers. 

You can share what ever you want
as long as it is about your blog.

FUN... and EASY!

For more information just go to the
Bunny Hop Party link here.
I hope you will all come.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Let me know you were here and I will visit you! 

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I am linking to these blog parties:

I want to thank all the host for have these parties!
I will be stopping by to visit  over the next few days.


Kathy said...

I have seen this before, but never knew its name! Beautiful examples - not sure if I could do this, but I think it would be worth a try!
Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful!
Thanks for your visit!

Sherry said...

Stumpwork is something I have thought about trying but have not yet been brave enough. Thanks for sharing the beautiful work and information about it.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming over to say hello! thanks for finding me! I host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you link a garden post sometime? Thanks for the sweet comment on the coop...its still a work in progress, but i would be happy to share what i have done! thanks for thinking of me & look forward to hearing from you! ooxx, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

ps - would love to see the photo's of the coops you've been collecting - always find those very inspiring! xoox tracie

Michelle said...

That is amazing, but I don't know if I have the patience LOL I am visiting from Not JUST A Housewife and I am a new follower!! I hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!

mississippi artist said...

This is beautiful handwork. I did a small one years ago and it was easier than I thought it would be.Maybe I need to try again-of course I don't think I could ever have the patience to do the elaborate ones. Thanks for sharing.

Zackary Faraj said...

Beautiful blog, Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this.
Ribbon Embroidery
Bead andTrim

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