Figures have been an important feature of stumpwork for hundreds of years, and in this book Kay and Michael Dennis explain in detail how to make all of the components of a figure - limbs, head, face, hair, body shape and clothes - as well as provide clear, step-by-step instructions for all of the needlelace and embroidery techniques you need to make clothing and to add details and embellishments to your designs. Numerous full-colour diagrams and photographs are included throughout the book, and the three projects allow even those with no experience of stumpwork to create beautiful embroideries of their own.
Kay Dennis is a professional embroiderer and former Chairman of the Guild of Needlelace. She has been teaching both needlelace and stumpwork for many years and is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild. She has written articles for a leading needlecraft magazine and has lectured and demonstrated widely. Michael Dennis is a professional woodturner. He retired in 2001 and now assists Kay full-time in all aspects of her work. Kay and Michael have been married for 32 years and live in Northwood, Middlesex.