Definition of stump work in English:

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stump work

noun

[mass noun]
A type of raised embroidery popular between the 15th and 17th centuries and characterized by elaborate designs padded with wool or hair.
Example sentences
  • Fabric painting, beading, embroidery, and stump work are just some of the ingredients that this quilter has applied to fabric in magical works of artistry.
  • Her work reflects more than thirty years in fiber arts including weaving, printing, painting, beading, garment design, embroidery, stump work, sculpture and traditional Hawaiian quilting.
  • A perfect thread for dimensional embroideries, such as crazy quilting embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, Brazilian embroidery, stump work and knotting for bead work.

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