(105) Star Embroidery- “Stumpwork” Workshop


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Thursday July 20, 2023, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, First United Methodist Church, Parlor

In addition to being creative, the Pennsylvania Germans were also thrifty.   “Star Embroidery,” or as the Pennsylvania Germans refer to it “Stumpwork”, has been in existence over 120 years.  This type of wool embroidery was generally done on closely woven fabrics that were being recycled from worn clothes or household items.  Leftover yarn from other projects was used with a tin star pattern that was made by the local tinsmith.  There was never any waste in the household of a Pennsylvania German.

You will be making a “Star Embroidery” block in class while learning the interesting technique of “Stumpwork.”  This block can be used to create a pin cushion, Christmas ornament or you can continue to make additional blocks for a larger project. Kit is included. All you need to bring to class is a pair of sharp scissors.


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