Monday, 20 May 2013

Ancient Egypt

A little item I made a few years ago now after attending a wonderful course on stumpwork with delightful tutors Roy & Barbara Hirst (sadly no longer with us).

I actually made 2 heads, this is 1 of them.

I was lucky enough to find some tissue paper that was covered in Egyptian patterns, I have used Tito cover the mount. The background is painted calico, the headress is buttonholed wire that has been couched onto the background, a small piece of gold leather lies in the base of it (paper punch) and small feather stitches fill the rest of the space.
The face is painted calico that has been stuffed with a small amount of toy filling & the "hair" is satin stitch. The neck decoration is tiny beads.

Here is a slightly closer view.

I wish I had the same eyesight now to do more of this kind of thing :-)


  1. This is amazing! I love Ancient Egyptian art. I can't get over all the lovely detail you have stitched!
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  2. This is a fabulous piece and well deserved to be framed.

  3. I've just recently discovered stumpwork Sally...this is stunning! x