Finally managed to source stumpwork wire on-line! I got it from Surbiton Art and Sugarcraft, which does cake decorating stuff. It's florist's and cake wire actually, but that's what's normally used. They stock a wide range of guages in 4 colours (as seen in the photo) and ship worldwide. The UK P&P was £2.95, so make sure you get all you need in one go, if you're going to buy from them! There are 50 pieces of wire per pack, so I don't think I'll run out in a hurry!! Once you enter their store proper, you'll find the wire near the bottom of the main contents lists under 'wires and tape'. This section also does flower stamens for those interested in the realistic sort of look for large stumpwork flowers like in Helan Pearce's 'Dimensional Embroidery'.
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