If you’ve used the new Bernina Embroidery Software then you know how fantastic it is, and here is an excellent reason why you should consider an upgrade, and if you haven’t then here is one more reason why you should – Stumpwork!

Stumpwork is the technique that allows us to create raised designs to form a 3-dimensional effect. It dates back to Elizabethan England, and uses wire, padding and even glue to create 3D effects to add depth to embroidery. Stumpwork uses  variety of different materials and techniques such as silk, wire, beads and padding.  Stumpwork is far more freeform than other forms of embroidery, and your only limit is your imagination.

Visualizing, designing and then creating stumpwork used to be the reserve of only the most talented and confident quilters but the BERNINA Embroidery Software DesignerPlus 7 brings your embroideries to life. Turn a flat embroidery design into a three-dimensional masterpiece. Add petals to flowers for a naturalistic effect; create a flip flop design fit to be worn.

Bernina have a video on how to create stumpwork using the BERNINA Embroidery Software. It takes you through all the steps and you end with a  gorgeous design.  The video makes it look and dead simple, and almost too easy. With very little help and some basic instruction it really can be that simple!

If you’d like to find out more about creating stumpwork with the BERNINA DesignerPlus 7 then give us a call to find out more, or sign up for one of our workshops where we show YOU how to get the most from your Bernina, and guide you through the process.

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