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  1. Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects (Milner Craft Series)
    Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects (Milner Craft Series)
    Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects (Milner Craft Series)
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  2. Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects (Milner Craft Series)

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Ancient European tradition lives on in goldwork, an art form encompassing embroidery with all types of metal threads, not only gold. Once reserved for royalty and other aristocrats, goldwork is now available to all through this fully illustrated guide. Part historical reference, part project plan book, and fully stuffed with pattern templates, it is an authoritative sourcebook on the history, materials, and techniques of goldwork embroidery. There are 15 projects for readers to complete, such as the Ornamental Fan, Portrait of a Woman, a lush Cornucopia, and an arresting Byzantine Angel. Color photographs show examples of medieval designs, and provide visual guideposts through each new project, while a section on metal thread manufacturing delivers a rich historical perspective.

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Mary Brown
Brand: Sally Milner Publishing
Used Book in Good Condition
Sally Milner Publishing
Sally Milner Publishing
full-colour illustrations throughout
full-colour illustrations throughout
Sally Milner Publishing
Sally Milner Publishing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Mary Brown is one of the best needlework historians and goldwork designers around. She went through the rigorous studies at the Royal School of Needlework and learned a lot! Fortunately for us, she's willing to share. I've had this book for a couple years and have used it in projects...and am inspired to do many more.

Goldwork Embroidery is divided into 2 sections: Background and Techniques, and The Projects. The first section includes a beautifully illustrated history of goldwork harkening back to the 12th century; a history of the metal threads themselves and how they are constructed; material and equipment you'll need; and then the stitching techniques. For one complicated project I was doing through the Embroiderers' Guild of America, I relied solely on her photos of the various threads in gilt, silver and copper...close-up pictures of 62 different ones on black so you can make out every decide which thread to use.

Section 2 includes 15... Read more
Meticulously detailed book. First chapter which is a history of goldwork embroidery mainly in England reads a bit like a thesis with details of important goldwork pieces the author viewed. She then goes into the history and construction of metal threads followed by materials, equipment and preparation techniques. Then a chapter specific to goldwork techniques. The main part of the book is the 15 projects going from easiest to most difficult. Many have lots of padding throughout the pieces. In her list of materials, she is very thorough giving also what is needed for preparation in addition to the various goldwork threads. This is followed by very detailed material on working each project plus each has actual size drawings (also for the padding) and color photos. Bibliography and suppliers list complete the book. In addition the author has kits for each project. Medallion is the cover photo and is the second project in the book.There are also two projects of figures. No or nue though... Read more
This is a very fine book....well-illustrated and explained. Done by experts for the rest of us. Thanks for using a vendor who supplies these sorts of things. It is really nice.
Nancy Morse
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