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All That Glitters  |  A-Z of Goldwork  |  Beetle Collection

Beginners Guide to Goldwork  |  Goldwork Embroidery Designs and Projects

Goldwork Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration  |  Metal Thread Embroidery

New Ideas in Goldwork  |  RSN Essential Stitch Guides - Goldwork  |  Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

Soft back or soft back, 136 pages, written by Alison Cole and published by Search Press.

An excellent book with many tips on goldwork embroidery and beautiful projects to do.

The book has large clear colour pictures of the projects that you can work with descriptions and photos on how to lay the metal threads. Many of the projects incorporate coloured silk threads, glass beads and stumpwork. Two of the beautiful designs are Or Nue Iris and Or Nue Rose.

This book is an inspiration for all levels of embroiderers.

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All That Glitters Book: $37.95 Canadian Dollars

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A-Z OF GOLDWORK

Soft back book, 156 pages, published by Search Press - Classics.

An informative book on the techniques of goldwork embroidery. Each technique has step by step photos and is a great book for beginners to refer to when working embroidery kits and advanced embroiderers who would like to design their own goldwork pieces.

Techniques include:

  • Applique of goldwork.

  • Padding with felt and soft cotton.

  • Sinking and ending metal threads.

  • Double and single couching of Japanese thread and passing thread. Turning corners.  How to couch in rows and in circles using the bricking pattern or geometric patterns. Embellishments with couching. Underside couching that was used in the Opus Anglicanum period (church work embroideries).  Couching over soft cotton padding to create patterns. Couching over card to create a raised shape. Couching as a filling pattern.

  • Or Nue.

  • Sewing down Pearl Purl. Sewing down over stretched Pearl Purl using a coloured thread. Turning Pearl Purl. Wrapping Pearl Purl.

  • Sewing down Plate.

  • Cutting Purl threads. Sewing down Purl threads - chipping. Purl Chain stitch, Purl detached chain, Purl chequered filling, Lopped Purl. Sewing down Purl threads over felt and soft cotton padding. S-ing with Purl threads.

  • Spangles

  • Embroidery Stitches used with Goldwork: Back stitch, Bullion Knots, Chain stitch, Chain stitch reverse, Chain stitch heavy, French Knots, Satin stitch, Stem stitch.

  • Mounting a Goldwork embroidery onto acid free board using the lacing technique.

There are also 10 projects that can be worked from the book including the Fleur De Lys design and Plate Design that are featured on my website. This is one of the best books on the market for how to pictures of different goldwork techniques and will be of great benefit for anyone interested in Goldwork.

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A-Z of Goldwork Book: $29.95 Canadian Dollars

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BEETLE COLLECTION Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery

Hard back book, 424 pages, written by Jane Nicholas and published by Milner Craft Series.

An impressive large book containing many different beetles some which are worked individually in medallions, brooches or buttons and some worked in a scene with flowers.

Method of working is explained in detail with stitch diagrams. There are sections with stumpwork beetles and goldwork beetles and a lovely brooch worked in Or Nue. What makes this book especially pleasurable to page through is that the beetles are all masterfully executed, looking realistic and beautiful.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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Beetle Collection, Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Book: $44.95 Canadian Dollars

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GOLDWORK

Soft back, 80 pages, written by Ruth Chamberlain and published by Search Press.

This book gives some good advice on how to prepare fabric for goldwork.

The techniques illustrated in the book are off the sampler featured on the front page of the book, and there are some great photographs on how to do couching down silk threads and Japan threads over string and in the method of Or Nue and other techniques, it is a good reference book and there is a nice use of colour with the gold threads.

The sampler is not featured as a whole but in parts.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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GOLDWORK EMBROIDERY

Designs and Projects

Soft back book, 208 pages, written by Mary Brown and published by Sally Milner Publishing.

This book has a 60 page chapter at the beginning on the history of goldwork with colour photos. The following 30 page is a description of the different type of metal threads and photos on how they are sewn down.

The remainder of the book has 15 original projects which includes flower arrangements, Japanese garden, fan, portrait of a woman and an angel.

This is a good reference and project book.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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Goldwork Embroidery Designs and Projects Book: $29.95 Canadian Dollars

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GOLDWORK

Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration

Soft back book, 144 pages, written by Hazel Everett and published by Search Press.

This book is a useful reference book for how to use different metal threads. There is also nine projects to work. A beautiful book with inspiring designs.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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Goldwork Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration Book: $32.95 Canadian Dollars

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METAL THREAD EMBROIDERY

Hard back book, 79 pages, written by Edna Wark and published by Kangaroo Press.

This book is a history book on metal thread embroidery with blackwork and white and colour pictures of museum pieces of metal thread embroideries from around the world.

There is also some basic information on design transfer, working an embroidery and method of sewing down gold threads.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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Metal Thread Embroidery Book: $27.95 Canadian Dollars

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NEW IDEAS IN GOLDWORK

Hard back, 127 pages, written by Tracy A Franklin and published by Batsford.

Taking the best of both traditional and modern approaches, New Ideas in Goldwork is a beautiful exploration of the potential of this needlework technique, combining it with metal-thread work in experimental ways. Expert teacher Tracy A. Franklin takes the technique to new heights to inspire all embroiderers. Reference ideas from notebooks, cuttings and new and old embroideries are included.

Basic and advanced techniques are clearly covered along with design advice, encouraging the reader to use their own creativity.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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New Ideas in Goldwork Hard Back Book: $46.95 Canadian Dollars

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ROYAL SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK ESSENTIAL STITCH GUIDES: GOLDWORK

Hard back, ring bound book, 96 pages, written by Helen McCook and published by Search Press.

Helen McCook, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework shows how to work with a variety of different metal threads. There are step-by-step photographs of how the metal threads are sewn down.

The book also covers framing up, design, transferring the design and there are some beautiful pictures of goldwork embroideries.

This is a great stitch guide book.

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RSN Essential Stitch Guides Book - Goldwork: $24.95 Canadian Dollars

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STUMPWORK & GOLDWORK EMBROIDERY

Hard back book, 272 pages, written by Jane Nicholas and published by Milner Craft Series.

A wonderful book with 16 projects combining silk embroidery threads, some in flat stitching and some raised/stumpwork and goldwork embroidery to produce beautiful motifs inspired by Turkish, Syrian and Persian tiles.

This book is a joy to peruse and has fun colourful projects to work to brighten up your life.

I have most of the metal threads required to work the projects in the book which can be purchased from my Goldwork Supplies webpage.

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Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery Book: $36.95 Canadian Dollars

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