At the Craftster meetup in Canada a few weeks ago, the amazing sheepBlue gave us a lesson in stumpwork. After my initial badge for the latest felt badge swap ended in epic failure, I decided to try out my newly gained stumpwork skills and create a small purple coneflower for PerfectlyBohemian.
Here is a few in-process photos:
The center was done with french knots with pearl cotton thread over a black felt base- not that you can see the felt...
Then I drew out some petals and began the process of securing the wire to the fabric.
A few split stitches later...
Then I cut the petals out, poked them through the felt base and secured them on the other side. One backing piece of felt later and the piece was done.
Now I have the urge to make everything in stumpwork!!