Stumpwork Flower Fairy

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I didn't just copy the Cicely Mary Barker zinnia flower fairy, but embroidered it how I liked to make it my own. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The wings are made separately in a small hoop. The organza is embroidered onto wire, but you must leave sufficient wire ends to be able to pierce the main background fabric and fold them neatly underneath your fabric on the reverse side so they can be stitched down then cut shorter. Check this stumpwork technique first if you are unsure.

What you will need

  • Silk
  • cotton/polyester backing fabric
  • organza
  • sparkly net
  • Anchor threads
  • very fine needle
  • petite beads
  • modelling dough
  • small piece stuffing
  • felt pens
  • fine wire
  • larger and 4" wooden hand embroidery hoops.

Q&A with Marian Alison

Jan1jess asked:
This work is beautiful. I have a question is ribbon embroidery washable Thank you
Marian Alison answered:
Sorry, I don't do ribbon embroidery, I can't say.
rosie7353559200 asked:
This is so cute!
Marian Alison answered:
Thank you. I love the Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies.
sardila052148369 asked:
It's very nice work. I love you work
Marian Alison answered:
Thank you, Sardila.
Joleen Graham asked:
It is very beautiful!
Marian Alison answered:
Thank you, Joleen.
anjalipha5084596 asked:
Its beautiful and quite unique. Worth trying. Thank you Marion!
Marian Alison answered:
Thank you, Anjalipha.