Goldwork Embroidery: Techniques and Projects



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Goldwork must be the most dramatic of the embroidered arts. The smallest addition of metal thread to a piece of embroidery can lend immediate visual impact, and yet the technique can also be beautifully subtle. A design stitched in goldwork will be rich in texture, shine and sparkle, and metal threads can be combined beautifully with other techniques. Aimed at guiding you through each stitch and technique, and with tips for moving on to your own designs, this book is full of practical instruction. With its high level of detail and over 600 photographs, it will be a treasured companion, whether you are a novice or an experienced embroiderer.

Lizzy Pye is a hand embroiderer based in Hampshire. Since graduating from the Royal School of Needlework, she has taught embroidery extensively around the UK and abroad. She also founded Laurelin Embroidery, which showcases her own range of embroidery kits alongside specialist materials for embroidery.

• Guide to materials and equipment, advice on getting started, preparing fabrics and transferring designs
• Helpful direction on design strategy specifically aimed at goldwork, and advice on the order of work
• Step-by-step photographs to guide the reader through each technique
• A focus on traditional methods and how to use these within traditional or contemporary designs
• Instructions on techniques to combine with goldwork, including silk shading
• Six projects show how to use and combine the various goldwork techniques

687 colour photographs

ISBN: 9781785006470
Author: PYE, LIZZY
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/12/2019
RRP: $59.99
Pages: 176
Dimension: 260mm X 215mm
Imprint: Crowood Press