Pippa has always been inspired by the natural world, which surrounds her in her rural Wiltshire home. She brings this love to life in her delicately crafted needlework designs. Her passion is to create 3 dimensional designs, which leave the viewer wondering if they are looking at an embroidery or the real thing. You can read our full interview with Pippa here.
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Inspired by the Violas that grow in Pippa’s garden this class taught students how to create a 3D wearable Viola Hairpin.
During the class Pippa taught students various stumpwork techniques including double sided embroidery and using wire to create structure. The class also involved finishing in the form of learning how to attach the finished flower to a pre-made hairpin.
The class also covered the topic of thread-painting and combining thread shades together to give a painterly look to the finished product.
Day 1 – Setting up frame, binding hoop, wiring up, thread-painting intro
Day 2 – Thread painting, double sided stitching, embroidering piece.
Day 3 – Finishing embroidery, cutting out, mounting on pin.
3D embroidery, Wiring up, Double Sided Embroidery, Thread Painting, Button Hole Stitch, Couching Down
6 x 6 cm (2¼ x 2¼ in)
Length: 3 days
This class is inspired by the Parasol Mushroom which can often be found in woodlands and grassy areas.
This class incorporates a range of traditional and more modern Stumpwork techniques and is worked in stages to make it manageable. The final piece will be mounted into a beautiful wooden frame ready to hang on the wall.
It is an interesting way to study both Stumpwork techniques and an amazing natural object!