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For a brief time in the 17th century, there flourished a fantastic and charming form of embroidery that still inspires textile artists today – stumpwork, or raised embroidery. This style of work is characterized by heavily stitched surfaces with three-dimensional elements. This two-day workshop will introduce you to some of the signature stitches and techniques of stumpwork. We will begin with a slide presentation about the history of raised work, and there will also be examples of more contemporary work available for study. This class will focus on the execution of this art, from basic design to beginning surface stitches to more advanced needle lace and raised work. Students will leave the class with a variety of small samples that should be a good resource for future experimentation.