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'Goldwork' is the name given to a technique of embroidery rather than to the choice of metal. New Ideas in Goldwork shows how to use different techniques in a non-traditional way while still appreciating the basic skills.

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New Ideas in Goldwork

New Ideas in Goldwork

Author: Tracy A. Franklin
Pages: 128
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Batsford
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G4E0683
Weight: 1.30 lb

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Goldwork is a traditional technique much appreciated for its structure and discipline. 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.

  • Use different techniques in a non-traditional way while still appreciating the basic skills, discovering new ways of working and creating your own individual embroidery.
  • Modern materials and devices to help you experiment further
  • Illustrated, beautiful photography, clear diagrams plus step-by-step text

About the Author

Tracy A. Franklin is a freelance traditional embroiderer. She trained at the Royal School of Needlework and continued to work there as a teacher, becoming Apprentice Coordinator in 1997. Today she is a freelance teacher, and also exhibits and takes on commissions. She is the author of Contemporary Whitework and a contributor to the Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques, also published by Batsford.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter One - Tools and Equipment 8
Chapter Two - Threads and Materials 14
Chapter Three - Basic Gold Samples 24
Chapter Four - Creative Metal Work Samples 48
Chapter Five - Working a Creative Metalwork Design 68
Chapter Six - Creative Gold and Metalwork 78
Further Reading 120
List of Suppliers 121
Index 126

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