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Goldwork Sampler – Kits of Supplies and Free Instructions

Goldwork Sampler – Kits of Supplies and Free Instructions

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Free instructions for the Goldwork Sampler embroidery and optional kits.

The Goldwork Sampler is a great design for learning how to use different metal threads.

I provide the instructions for free in the form of a PDF file with 45 pages of diagrams, colour pictures and instructions for working the sampler.

You can use the sampler instructions to work the sampler or as a reference manual for sewing down metal threads. No part of the instructions can be used for commercial purposes, profited from, published in print or on the internet without permission from Tanja Berlin.

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The Goldwork Sampler is a great design for learning how to use different metal threads.

The goldwork sampler features four designs worked in metal threads ranging from easy to hard. I designed the sampler to use a lot of the different metal threads that are available.

I provide the instructions for free in the form of a PDF file with 45 pages of diagrams, colour pictures and instructions for working the sampler. You can use the sampler instructions to work the sampler or as a reference manual for sewing down metal threads.

No part of the instructions can be used for commercial purposes, profited from, published in print or on the internet without permission from Tanja Berlin.


I have rated the designs below from easy to hard:

  • Passing Design: Top Right Corner
  • Heart Design: Bottom Left Corner
  • Fleur De Lys: Top Left Corner
  • Plate Design: Bottom Right Corner

Techniques and Threads Worked on the Goldwork Sampler Design:

  • Passing Design: The scroll is padded with felt.
  • Passing Design: The red drops are worked in satin stitch in silk thread.
  • Passing Design: The red drops are outlined with a twisted cord.
  • Passing Design: The scroll is worked in rows of passing thread.
  • Passing Design: The scroll is outlined with pearl purl.
  • Heart Design: The leaves are padded with felt.
  • Heart Design: Lines of crochet cotton padding are sewn down on the heart.
  • Heart Design: The leaves are worked in rows of rococco.
  • Heart Design: Stem, tendrils and the leaves are outlined in pearl purl.
  • Heart Design: The heart is worked in rows of Japan Thread.
  • Heart Design: The heart is outline in a hand made red silk cord.
  • Fleur De Lys: The Fleur De Lys is padded with crochet cotton.
  • Fleur De Lys: Sections of the Fleur De Lys are worked in long and short stitch in red silk thread.
  • Fleur De Lys: The Fleur De Lys is worked in bright check purl, rough purl and smooth purl.
  • Plate Design: Areas of the Plate Design are padded with felt.
  • Plate Design: The scrolls are worked in long and short stitch in red silk thread.
  • Plate Design: Sections of the center section are worked in Broad Plate and Whipped Plate
  • Plate Design: Twisted cord is sewn around the plate sections.
  • Plate Design: Spangles and purl chips are sewn down in the round sections and down the center of the red scrolls.
  • Plate Design: The design is outlined in Milliary Wire.

If you purchase the sampler kit(s) from my website I am offering free on-going critique…..you can email me at any time if you have questions or would like me to critique your embroidery.

Gold 2% WM means that there is 2% gold in the plating on white metal (silver plated copper). The gilt threads have 1/2% of gold in the plating. Both types of thread tarnish as the metals are copper based and oxidize over time when exposed to light and the elements. Display the embroidery in a dark location with no direct natural or artificial light to slow down the rate of tarnishing.

Please visit the Metal Thread Information page for FAQS on goldwork/metal threads.


Embroidery Size:

  • All Four Designs on one Piece of Fabric Measures: 7 1/4 inches (18 cm) wide by 7 1/2 inches (18 3/4 cm) high
  • Passing Design: 2 7/8 inches (7 1/4 cm) wide by 3 1/4 inches (8 cm) high
  • Heart Design: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) wide by 3 1/4 inches (8 cm) high
  • Fleur De Lys Design: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) wide by 3 3/4 inches (9 1/4 cm) high
  • Plate Design: 2 3/4 inches (6 3/4 cm) wide by 3 1/2 inches (8 3/4 cm) high

Kit Contents:

  • Downloadable PDF File Instructions
  • A Piece of Silk Noil Fabric 20 inch by 20 inch (for the Whole Design) or 11 inch by 11 inch for Individual Designs
  • A Piece of Cotton Muslin Fabric to Back the Silk Fabric
  • Felt With the Design Drawn on
  • Crochet Cotton for Padding
  • Metal Threads
  • Red Silk Thread
  •  Polyester Sewing Thread
  • Two Size 10 Crewel Embroidery Needles
  • One Size 18 Chenille Needle
  • One Curved Needle

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Goldwork Sampler

Free PDF Instructions for the Goldwork Sampler Embroidery, Kit for Four Designs with Gold 2% WM Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Four Designs with Gold 2% WM Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Four Designs with Gilt Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Four Designs with Gilt Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Passing Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Passing Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Passing Design with Gilt Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Passing Design with Gilt Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Heart Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Heart Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Heart Design with Gilt Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Heart Design with Gilt Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Fleur De Lys with Gold 2% WM Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Fleur De Lys with Gold 2% WM Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Fleur De Lys with Gilt Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Fleur De Lys with Gilt Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Plate Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Plate Design with Gold 2% WM Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Plate Design with Gilt Threads and Off White Silk Noil Fabric, Kit for Plate Design with Gilt Threads and Black Silk Noil Fabric, Hard Copy Instruction Booklet – Four Designs, Passing Design Hard Copy Instruction Booklet, Heart Design Hard Copy Instruction Booklet, Fleur De Lys Hard Copy Instruction Booklet, Plate Design Hard Copy Instruction Booklet

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