Saturday, 12 May 2018


Previous parts of the tutorial can be found here:

Part 2 - Nose

Here is the second part of a tutorial for stumpwork portraits, inspired by Fay Maxwell, whose excellent book Ladies with Hatitude I warmly recommend.


Place two pins where you want the nose and eyes.

Stitch the nose like this:

Continue down the nose.

Pull the thread until you have a nice ridge for the nose.

Make two stitches to shape the end (tip) of the nose.

Next up, Part 3 - Eyes, which will be a longer session.


Rachel said...

Isn't it lovely to see how successful simple techniques can be!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm follow along with this tutorial. Thanks for posting.
xx, Carol

Queeniepatch said...

I think Fay Maxwell has simplified many traditional techniques and made them more fun. REAL traditional stumpwrok needs to be perfect and is indeed impressive.
Here we are just having fun with simple techniques, and enjoying how successful they are!

Queeniepatch said...

I'm happy to have you onboard. Next part will focus on the eyes and they are a bit more complex.

Pamela said...

I'm trying to finish my chicken scratch apron, but I hope to join in on this very soon.

Queeniepatch said...

No rush! The tutorial will be kept under its tag of the index so you can make use of it any time.

Linda Calverley said...

Another lovely lady.

FlashinScissors said...

Eeek! I’ve almost caught up with you! Just about to stitch my nose.
This is great fun! I’m so glad you are doing this tutorial, as I’ve been wanting to do stumpwork for ages!
Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

She was a quick job! Well, it proves that even with a small piece of felt you can make a hat!

Queeniepatch said...

Good to hear! The eyes are next, be prepared for eye surgery, yuck!