GOLDWORK EMBROIDERY KITS

Goldwork or Gold Embroidery is a 3-dimensional form of hand embroidery which involves sewing down felt or string as padding and then applying gold threads over the top. Goldwork gives the impression of being very technical but, in fact, is just a system of simple embroidery techniques worked in a certain order creating beautiful results.

Beginner Kits: Spiral Flower Brooch  |  Whirligig Flower Brooch  |  Metal Thread Brooch

Metal Thread Pendant  |  Harebell  |  Honeysuckle

Intermediate Kits: Lion  |  Or Nue Dragonfly  |  Or Nue Peacock Feather  |  Phoenix  |  Ram  |  Still Life

Advanced Kits: Cardinal  |  Marguerite  |  Rooster  |  Tudor Rose  |  Tulip

Free Instructions: Goldwork Sampler

Tools Required for the Goldwork Kits

Royal School of Needlework Goldwork Kits

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Some of the materials used have a small percentage of gold in their structure and may tarnish over time. If you are interested in purchasing, Gold, Silver and Copper metal threads separately, visit Goldwork Supplies.

I also provide the metal threads and fabrics required for the Goldwork Projects in the Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Technique Book which can be purchased individually or in kit form.

   I offer embroidery classes and commissions in all types of embroidery, please Contact me for any requests.

Free On-going Critique and Free Correspondence with all kits!  |  Gallery of Customers Embroideries of my Kits

 

 

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SPIRAL FLOWER BROOCH KIT

The spiral brooch measures 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch and makes a beautiful accessory for clothing and can be displayed in a 4 inch picture frame or on top of a padded box lid when not being worn.

This project takes about a day to make (5 - 8 hours depending on how fast you stitch) and is suitable for beginners. The embroidery is worked by couching down strands of metal threads which are cut to the required lengths.

The finished brooch can be painted with a clear non-yellowing varnish so it does not tarnish. The brooch is worked in warm gold (copper), black, dark purple and bright violet pearl purl lines with sections of black and violet wire check purl chips (beads).

If you would like to change any of the coloured lines on the brooch (pearl purl) or sections (wire check purl chips) that I have used on the brooch for any of the colours that I sell on the website just leave a comment in the comments box when you place your order. There will be an additional cost if you want to substitute gold, silver or copper as these threads are more expensive to manufacture.

With the kit of supplies there are instructions and diagrams for working the brooch and you will receive a PDF file via email which has over 60 colour work-in-progress pictures for each stage of working the brooch. There are also instructions on how to mount the embroidery in a frame so that you can quickly and easily take the brooch out to wear it or leave it as a framed piece of art. The picture below shows 4 pages of the 16 page PDF file.

This is a great value kit suitable for any level of stitcher. I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

SIZE

Height: 2 1/2 inches (6 1/4 cm)     Width: 2 1/2 inches (6 1/4 cm) 

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

PDF File with over 60 colour photographs for working the brooch - will be emailed

Organza Fabric and Black Felt for Backing

Two Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

A Selection of Coloured No. 2 Pearl Purls

Wire Check Purl Thread

Brooch Pin

KIT COST

Spiral Flower Brooch Kit and PDF File: $65.00 Canadian Dollars

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You will require a 6 inch hoop or 7 inch stretcher bar frame to work the brooch in.

7 inch by 7 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $14.00 Canadian Dollars

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WHIRLIGIG FLOWER BROOCH KIT

The whirligig brooch measures 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch and makes a beautiful accessory for clothing and can be displayed in a 4 inch picture frame or on top of a padded box lid when not being worn.

This project takes about a day to make (5 - 8 hours depending on how fast you stitch) and is suitable for beginners. The embroidery is worked by couching down strands of metal threads which are cut to the required lengths.

The finished brooch can be painted with a clear non-yellowing varnish so it does not tarnish. The brooch is worked in ivory, dark blue and vivid red pearl purl lines with sections of black and blue check purl chips (beads).

If you would like to change any of the coloured lines on the brooch (pearl purl) or sections (wire check purl chips) that I have used on the brooch for any of the colours that I sell on the website just leave a comment in the comments box when you place your order. There will be an additional cost if you want to substitute gold, silver or copper as these threads are more expensive to manufacture.

With the kit of supplies there are instructions and diagrams for working the brooch and you will receive a PDF file via email which has over 60 colour work-in-progress pictures for each stage of working the brooch. There are also instructions on how to mount the embroidery in a frame so that you can quickly and easily take the brooch out to wear it or leave it as a framed piece of art. The picture below shows 4 pages of the 16 page PDF file.

This is a great value kit suitable for any level of stitcher. I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

SIZE

Height: 2 1/2 inches (6 1/4 cm)     Width: 2 1/2 inches (6 1/4 cm) 

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

PDF File with over 60 colour photographs for working the brooch - will be emailed

Organza Fabric and Black Felt for Backing

Two Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

A Selection of Coloured No. 2 Pearl Purls

Wire Check Purl Thread

Brooch Pin

KIT COST

Whirligig Flower Brooch Kit and PDF File: $65.00 Canadian Dollars

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You will require a 6 inch hoop or 7 inch stretcher bar frame to work the brooch in.

7 inch by 7 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $14.00 Canadian Dollars

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Pendant Stitched by Linda Brenner

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METAL THREAD BROOCH KIT

The brooch is a beginners metal thread technique. It takes about 8 hours to make.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams to follow and is suitable for those who are new to goldwork embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The coloured lines you see on the brooch are a stiff wire wound in a coil (pearl purl). The pearl purl is stretched to different states of openness and couched down with the stitches hidden in the coils of the pearl purl.  In the spaces between the pearl purl lines, gold purl chips (flexible metal beads) are sewn down.

The kit comes with the option of making a brooch or a pendant, so if you like the red colours of the brooch but want to make a pendant instead you have that option. The kit comes with instructions on how to finish the brooch or pendant and a brooch pin, pendant bail and leather necklace. You will need to supply craft glue to finish off the brooch or pendant.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

SIZE

Brooch Height: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)     Width: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)

Pendant Height: 2 inches (5 cm)     Width: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Organza Fabric and Black Felt for Backing

Two Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

A Selection of Coloured No. 2 Pearl Purls

Gold Bright Check Purl Thread

Brooch Pin, Pendant Bail and Leather Necklace

KIT COST

Metal Thread Brooch Kit: $38.00 Canadian Dollars

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You will require a 6 inch hoop or 7 inch stretcher bar frame to work the brooch in.

7 inch by 7 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $14.00 Canadian Dollars

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METAL THREAD PENDANT KIT

The pendant is a beginners metal thread technique. It takes about 8 hours to make.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams to follow and is suitable for those who are new to goldwork embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The coloured lines you see on the pendant are a stiff wire wound in a coil (pearl purl). The pearl purl is stretched to different states of openness and couched down with the stitches hidden in the coils of the pearl purl.  In the spaces between the pearl purl lines, copper and silver purl chips (flexible metal beads) are sewn down.

The kit comes with the option of making a pendant or a brooch, so if you like the green and brown colours of the brooch but want to make a brooch instead you have that option. The kit comes with instructions on how to finish the pendant or brooch and a pendant bail, leather necklace and a brooch pin. You will need to supply craft glue to finish off the pendant or brooch.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

SIZE

Pendant Height: 2 inches (5 cm)     Width: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)

Brooch Height: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)     Width: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Organza Fabric and Black Felt for Backing

Two Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

A Selection of Coloured No. 2 Pearl Purls

Gold Bright Check Purl Thread

Brooch Pin, Pendant Bail and Leather Necklace

KIT COST

Metal Thread Pendant Kit: $38.00 Canadian Dollars

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You will require a 6 inch hoop or 6 inch stretcher bar frame to work the pendant in.

6 inch by 6 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $14.00 Canadian Dollars

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Harebell on Black Fabric

Harebell on Blue Fabric

Harebell on Green Fabric

Harebell on Red Fabric

Harebell Flower Close Up

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

HAREBELL

The Harebell is a beginners metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2%, gilt, silver or copper metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The flowers, buds and leaves are padded with felt. Over the top of the felt a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas blue embroidery floss will be used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue or black. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark green velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 inches (10 cm)     Width: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Three Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

2 Skeins of DMC Embroidery Floss

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inches Square (25 cm Square) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Harebell Gold 2% Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Harebell Gilt (Gold) Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Harebell Silver Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Harebell Copper Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Honeysuckle on Black Fabric

Honeysuckle on Blue Fabric

Honeysuckle on Green Fabric

Honeysuckle on Red Fabric

Close up of the Honeysuckle

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

HONEYSUCKLE

The Honeysuckle is a beginners metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2%, gilt, silver or copper metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The leaves are padded with felt and the petals are padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas green embroidery floss will be used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue or black. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a red velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 5 inches (12 1/2 cm)     Width: 2 3/4 inches (8 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Three Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

Crochet Cotton for Padding 

1 Skein of DMC Embroidery Floss

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Blue Seed Beads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inches Square (25 cm Square) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Honeysuckle Gold 2% Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Honeysuckle Gilt (Gold) Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Honeysuckle Silver Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Honeysuckle Copper Thread Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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Close up of the Mane

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

GOLDWORK LION

The Goldwork Lion is an intermediate counted thread and goldwork technique. The kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet with lots of diagrams to guide you through the embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The design is transferred onto the fabric using the tissue paper tacking method. The face of the lion is worked in a blackwork pattern. Shading and dimension is created on the face by changing the colour of the metallic thread or adding a stitch down the center of the diamond shape in the pattern. The face is outlined in gold pearl purl. The mane is worked in a range of different colour couching threads such as rococco and check thread in gold and Japan Thread in Oriental bronze, pewter, copper and rustic gold. Gold and copper purl threads are sewn down on some strands of the mane in the method of s-ing which is working stem stitch with flexible gold beads.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm)     Width: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  25 Count Black Lugana Fabric  •  Embroidery Needles  •  Polyester Sewing Thread  •  4 Spools of Kreinik #4 Braids  •  A Range of Gold Metal Embroidery Threads  •  Spangles

KIT COST

Goldwork Lion Kit with Gold 2% Threads: $130.00 Canadian Dollars

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Goldwork Lion Kit with Gilt Threads: $95.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $80.00 Canadian Dollars

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Gold Or Nue Dragonfly

Silver Or Nue Dragonfly

Copper Or Nue Dragonfly

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(The colours used in the ornue designs do not show up well in the pictures)

 

What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

OR NUE DRAGONFLY

The Or Nue Dragonfly is an intermediate metal thread technique and can be worked in Gold, Silver and Copper. There is a choice of two dragonfly designs in each kit.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The center of the design is worked in Or Nue.

Or Nue is the couching down of passing thread using a similar colour or/and a contrasting colour to create a design on the passing thread. The dragonfly pattern is created by couching down the passing thread using a green silk thread and Metallic threads (the colours used on the gold design do not show up well in the picture).

Rococco is used to border the Or Nue design. Smooth Purl No. 7 and Bright Check No. 7 are used for the triangle shapes. The diamond shapes are worked in Or Nue and the swirls are worked in No. 1 Pearl Purl.

The Gold Or Nue Dragonfly kit comes with a choice of off white or black silk noil background fabric, you can also purchase the supplies only if you would like to work the Or Nue Dragonfly in gold, silver and copper and do not require the instruction booklet again.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 5 1/2 inches (13 3/4 cm)     Width: 5 1/2 inches (13 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •   Polyester Sewing Thread  •  A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads  •  Silk Noil Fabric with the Design Hand Drawn on 11 inch by 11 inch (25 cm by 25 cm)  •  Muslin Fabric  •  Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding  •  Silk N' Colours Silk Embroidery Floss  •  2 Reels of Accentuate Metal Thread  •  2  No. 12 Beading Needles  •  5  No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needles  •  1  No. 18 Chenille Needle

I recommend that you have a pair of tweezers to work the goldwork embroidery, I have excellent fine pointed tweezers that can be purchased below in Tools.

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Gold 2% Or Nue Dragonfly Kit: $140.00 Canadian Dollars

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Gilt Or Nue Dragonfly Kit: $88.00 Canadian Dollars

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Silver Or Nue Dragonfly Kit: $88.00 Canadian Dollars

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Copper Or Nue Dragonfly Kit: $88.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase the supplies only if you would like to work the Or Nue Dragonfly in gilt, silver and copper and do not require the instruction booklet, velvet board, needles and bees wax again; choose your metal and fabric colour below (please order a full kit for each person that wishes to work the design, and extra supplies if you have already purchased the full kit):

Additional Thread Supplies to Work Or Nue Dragonfly: $35.00 Canadian Dollars

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Additional Or Nue Dragonfly Fabric With Design Drawn on: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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Peacock Feather on Black Fabric

Peacock Feather on Blue Fabric

Peacock Feather on Green Fabric

Peacock Feather on Red Fabric

Close up

Peacock Feather Mounted in Box

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

 

PEACOCK FEATHER

The Or Nue Peacock Feather is an intermediate metal thread technique.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The peacock feather is worked in the method of Or Nue.

Or Nue is the couching down of rows of fine rococco on the eye of the peacock feather using contrasting colours in silk thread and metallic threads to create the vibrant colours of the feather.

Passing thread is also couched down for the feather spine and feather barbs and the center of the peacock feather eye.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/4 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Velveteen Fabric with Design Painted on 11 inch by 11 inch (25 cm by 25 cm)

Muslin Backing Fabric

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Polyester Sewing Thread

Red and Blue au Ver a Soie Silk Thread

Three Shades of Kreinik #4 Metallic Thread

One Reel of Kreinik Cord

Very Fine Rococco

Turquoise No. 5 Dull Check Purl

Three Shades of No. 13 Coloured Passing Thread

One  No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needles

One  Packet of Fifteen No. 8 Crewel Embroidery Needles

One  No. 18 Chenille Needle

One Curved Needle

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Gold 2% Or Nue Peacock Feather Kit: $155.00 Canadian Dollars

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Gilt Or Nue Peacock Feather Kit: $115.00 Canadian Dollars

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The original embroidery was mounted in to the lid of a wooden box to be used a gold threads box. This box can be ordered at the bottom of this webpage.


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Goldwork Phoenix

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

GOLDWORK PHOENIX

The Phoenix is an intermediate counted thread and goldwork technique. The kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet with lots of diagrams to guide you through the embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The design is transferred onto the fabric using the tissue paper tacking method. The body of the phoneix and the flames are worked in a blackwork pattern using Kreink #4 metallic braids. The body is outlined in gold pearl purl. The tail feathers is worked in a range of different colour couching threads such as rococco and check thread in gold and Japan Thread in Oriental bronze, pewter, copper and rustic gold. On the wing gold and copper purl threads are sewn down in the method of chipping which is cutting up strands of gold tubes into beads and sewing the gold beads along the width of the wings to preprestent individual feathers on the wings.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 6 3/4 inches (16 3/4 cm)     Width: 5 ½ inches (13 3/4cm)     

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  25 Count Black Lugana Fabric  •  Embroidery Needles  •  Polyester Sewing Thread  •  5 Spools of Kreinik #4 Braids  •  A Range of Gold Metal Embroidery Threads

KIT COST - TYPE OF METAL

Goldwork Phoenix Kit with Gold 2% Threads: $130.00 Canadian Dollars

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Goldwork Phoenix Kit with Gilt Threads: $110.00 Canadian Dollars

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Goldwork Ram

Close up of the Horn

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

GOLDWORK RAM

The Goldwork Ram is an intermediate counted thread and goldwork technique. The kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet with lots of diagrams to guide you through the embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The design is transferred onto the fabric using the tissue paper tacking method. The face of the ram is worked in a blackwork pattern. Shading and dimension is created on the face by changing the colour of the metallic thread or adding a stitch down the center of the diamond shape in the pattern. The face is outlined in gold pearl purl. The horn is padded with crochet cotton and then a variety of textures of gold purl thread are sewn over the crochet cotton in a similar method of sewing down bugle beads.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm)     Width: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  25 Count Black Lugana Fabric  •  Embroidery Needles  •  Polyester Sewing Thread  •  Crochet Cotton for Padding Horn  •  5 Spools of Kreinik #4 Braids  •  A Range of Gold Metal Embroidery Threads  •  Spangles

KIT: TYPE OF METAL:

Ram Kit with Gold 2% Threads: $125.00 Canadian Dollars

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Ram Kit with Gilt Threads: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Goldwork Still Life

Pineapple Close Up

Grapes Close Up

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

GOLDWORK STILL LIFE

The Still Life is an intermediate metal thread and silk shading technique.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The grapes, cherries and leaves are worked in satin stitch and stem stitch using Au Ver a Soie Silk threads. The body of the pineapple is padded with felt and then worked over with Japan threads, pearl purl, spangles and milliary wire. The leaves of the pineapple are padded with crochet cotton and worked over with smooth and bright check purl gold beads.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 ¾ inches (11 ¾ cm)     Width: 4 ¾ inches (11 ¾ cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Crochet Cotton for Padding

Polyester Sewing Thread

24 Shades of Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread 

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Red and Green Seed Beads

White Ecclesiastical Linen Fabric with the Design Hand Drawn on 11 inch by 11 inch (25 cm by 30 cm)

Muslin fabric

2  No. 10 Crewel Embroidery needles

1  No. 18 Chenille Needle

1 Curved Needle

I recommend that you have a pair of tweezers to work the goldwork embroidery, I have excellent fine pointed tweezers that can be purchased below in Tools.

KIT: TYPE OF METAL:

Still Life Kit with Gold 2% Threads: $155.00 Canadian Dollars

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Still Life Kit with Gilt Threads: $90.00 Canadian Dollars

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Cardinal on Black Fabric

Cardinal on Blue Fabric

Cardinal on Green Fabric

Cardinal on Red Fabric

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

CARDINAL

The Cardinal is an advanced metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2% or gilt metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The bird and leaves are padded with felt and the leaves and beak are padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas red embroidery floss will be used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue or black. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark blue velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 1/4 inches (10 1/2 cm)     Width: 5 3/4 inches (14 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt and Crochet Cotton for Padding

Polyester Sewing Thread

2 Skeins of Red DMC Embroidery Floss

A Range of Metal Threads

Three Embroidery Needles

Velveteen Fabric 11 inches Square (25 cm Square) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Cardinal Gold 2% Thread Kit: $155.00 Canadian Dollars

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Cardinal Gilt Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Marguerite on Black Fabric

Marguerite on Blue Fabric

Marguerite on Green Fabric

Marguerite on Red Fabric

Close up of the Flower Head

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

MARGUERITE

The Marguerite is an advanced metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2%, gilt, silver or copper metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The daisy flower head and leaves are padded with felt and the petals are padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas green embroidery floss will be used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue or black. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark blue velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 5 3/4 inches (14 1/2 cm)     Width: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Three Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

Crochet Cotton for Padding

1 Skein of DMC Embroidery Floss

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inch by 12 inch (25 cm by 30 cm) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Marguerite Gold 2% Thread Kit: $132.00 Canadian Dollars

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Marguerite Gilt (Gold) Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Marguerite Silver Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Marguerite Copper Thread Kit: $85.00 Canadian Dollars

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Rooster on Black Fabric

Rooster on Blue Fabric

Rooster on Green Fabric

Rooster on Red Fabric

Close up of the Head

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

ROOSTER

The Rooster is an advanced metal thread technique.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The body is padded with felt and the feathers are padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of gold, silver and copper metal threads are sewn down. In some areas red silk floss will be used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue or black. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark green velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height:  5 1/4 inches (13 1/ 4 cm)     Width: 4 inches (10 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Three Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

Crochet Cotton for Padding

1 Skein of Red Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread

A Range of Gold, Silver and Copper Metal Embroidery Threads

Red Seed Beads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inch by 12 inch (25 cm by 30 cm) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Rooster Gold 2% Threads Kit: $170.00 Canadian Dollars

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Rooster Gilt Threads Kit: $115.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tudor Rose on Black Fabric

Tudor Rose on Blue Fabric

Tudor Rose on Green Fabric

Tudor Rose on Red Fabric

Tudor Rose Close Up

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

TUDOR ROSE

The Tudor Rose is an advanced metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2%, gilt, silver or copper metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The rose is padded with felt and the petals padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas red silk floss is used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue, black or red. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark green velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/2 inches (8 3/4 cm)     Width: 3 1/2 inches (8 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Three Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

Crochet Cotton for Padding

1 Skein of Red Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Red Seed Beads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inches Square (25 cm Square) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Tudor Rose Gold 2% Thread Kit: $148.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tudor Rose Gilt (Gold) Thread Kit: $98.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tudor Rose Silver Thread Kit: $98.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tudor Rose Copper Thread Kit: $98.00 Canadian Dollars

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Silver Tudor Rose Embroidered by Nicole Grosjean in Colorado, USA

Copper Tudor Rose Embroidered by Cheryl Kienzle in Nova Scotia, Canada


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Tulip on Black Fabric

Tulip on Blue Fabric

Tulip on Green Fabric

Tulip on Red Fabric

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What is the difference between Gilt and Gold 2% WM metal threads?

GOLDWORK TULIP

The Tulip is an advanced metal thread technique, that can be worked in either gold 2%, gilt, silver or copper metal threads.

The instructions are detailed with lots of diagrams. The fabric and felt padding comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design.

Working the embroidery: The tulip flower head and leaves is padded with felt and the stem is padded with crochet cotton. Over the top of the felt and crochet cotton a variety of different metal threads are sewn down. In some areas red or green silk floss is used to couch down the gold, in others yellow sewing thread is used. The embroidery is worked on a cotton velveteen background in a choice of dark green, dark blue, black or red. Velveteen fabric is used as it has a deep pile which is good for giving the edges of the goldwork a neat finished look. The original embroidery was worked on a dark green velveteen fabric.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 7 1/2 inches (18 3/ 4 cm)     Width: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet

Felt with the Design Drawn on for Padding

Three Different Sized Embroidery Needles

Polyester Sewing Thread

Crochet Cotton for Padding

Seven Shades Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread

A Range of Metal Embroidery Threads

Velveteen Fabric 11 inch by 13 inch (25 cm by 32 1/2 cm) with Design Hand Painted on

KIT: TYPE OF METAL AND FABRIC COLOUR:

Tulip Gold 2% Thread Kit: $165.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tulip Gilt (Gold) Thread Kit: $110.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tulip Silver Thread Kit: $110.00 Canadian Dollars

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Tulip Copper Thread Kit: $110.00 Canadian Dollars

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A series of four goldwork designs ranging from easy to hard

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GOLDWORK SAMPLER

The sampler features four designs ranging from easy to hard.

The sampler is designed to take a beginner embroiderer through a range of different goldwork techniques giving them a sampling on how different metal threads can be worked.

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Stainless Steel Tweezers

Goldwork Pad

100% Pure Yellow Beeswax Rose (6 Grams): 1 ¼ inches wide and ½ inch thick

Goldwork/Snipping Scissors

Stainless Steel Mellor

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TOOLS FOR WORKING THE GOLDWORK KITS

Stainless Steel Tweezers with Precision Tips - Essential tool for bending and positioning metal threads: $6.00 Canadian Dollars

Fine Tipped Stainless Steel Tweezers: $6.00 Canadian Dollars

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I also have thornbird bent tip tweezers


Goldwork Pad - for cutting metal threads on: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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The beeswax is used for strengthening the sewing thread and waxing crochet cotton for padding some of the goldwork designs.  The small rose is ideal for one or two projects. For other sizes and types of beeswax click Here!

100% Pure Yellow Beeswax Small Rose -1 inches wide and inch thick: $1.50 Canadian Dollars

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Scissors: $10.00 Canadian Dollars

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Mellor: $24.95 Canadian Dollars

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You will require a stretcher bar frame to work the embroidery in. Stretcher bar frames are inexpensive wooden embroidery frames in which you can get your fabric really tight. Click here for more details about a Stretcher Bar Frame.

9 inch by 9 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks - Goldwork Lion, Goldwork Phoenix, Goldwork Ram and Or Nue Dragonfly Kits: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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10 inch by 10 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks - Cardinal, Harebell, Honeysuckle, Or Nue Peacock Feather, Tudor Rose, Still-Life Kits: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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10 inch by 12 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks - Marguerite, Rooster, Tulip Kits: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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