The Goldwork Masterclass

by Alison Cole

This book has been written for all those who love the joys of Goldwork. The opulence of metal thread embroidery has been associated with royalty, church and military regalia for centuries and now is readily available for all embroiderers to enjoy.

Each chapter of this book looks at a different aspect of Goldwork - from traditional to contemporary. Starting with a little of its rich history and the materials and paddings beneath, through to the glittering threads and techniques for their application. This book takes Goldwork apart to give you the inspiration to create your own beautiful metal thread embroidery.