Goldwork : Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration, Paperback

Goldwork : Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration Paperback

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Hazel Everett is an exceptionally skilled goldwork embroiderer, and in this beautiful book she passes on her knowledge and expertise in a way that is both practical and visually stunning.

Drawing on traditional methods, she creates works that are brilliantly executed, in a style that is both modern and unique.

Here, Hazel provides expert guidance and advice on an extensive range of goldwork embroidery techniques.

Her detailed descriptions and step-by-step instructions are accompanied by clear diagrams and embroidered samples, all carefully and exquisitely worked by the author herself.

Throughout the book there are numerous examples of the author's own work, providing inspiration for embroiderers who wish to extend their skills in this fascinating area.

The book ends with ten fabulous projects, including richly worked samplers, Christmas tree decorations and needle books, all using the full range of techniques, threads and other materials that the reader has learnt about in the previous sections of the book.

This is an invaluable reference for those already familiar with the art of goldwork embroidery, as well as an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to embark upon it.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 400 colour
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Embroidery crafts
  • ISBN: 9781844486267



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Excellent book for those doing goldwork embroidery. Her materials are spangles, purls, kid, twist, and such traditional goldwork materials. The liberal use of color photos and line diagrams complements the text. The first 40 pages sets the stage. She starts with a bit of history, then discusses equipment: needles, frames, and fabrics, including details of framing up. She shows how to transfer a design using the prick and pounce method as well as tracing. This is intended for beginners and experienced embroiderers alike. The next section is 40 pages illustrating techniques: pearl purl, chipping, and so on.The final 60 pages provides some projects and details of how to make them. Each opens with a list of materials and techniques, with references to the pages on which they are discussed.This is a beautiful, inspiring book.