It is worked like this: After taking the thread from the back to the surface, you leave the needle standing upright in the fabric (a pin cushion underneath is a great help) with the thread removed from the needle's eye, you then cast on the loops, re-thread the needle, pull the thread through the loops to the back and finally anchor the stitch.
Confused? I bet you are! Better check out these excellent instructions instead: Sharon's or Mary Corbet's.
In my mother's collection of thread I found some reels of darning yarn for stockings.
Perfect to use for hair on one of my stumpwork portraits, I thought, and with the Drizzle stitch, wouldn't it be possible to make DREADLOCKS??!!
So I made my first ever stumpwork MAN:
Although he was fun to make, the hairstyle is not very convincing. It needs more of a tangle and 'felty' look. Moreover, the point with the Drizzle stitch is that it should STAND UP.
My next project was to use Drizzle in the traditional way - in a floral motif. I had to make a birthday card anyway so put together this one:
Then I thought I would play around with a scrap of felt and used the Drizzle with some other stitches:
After three rounds I must confess, the Drizzle stitch is not one of my favourites!