Meg-online:The subtitle is 'a comprehensive guide to this exquisite embroidery technique' and this is a true reflection of what is contained in this neat, spiral bound treasure of a book. It is very comprehensive in detailing equipment, fabrics and threads and continues on with excellent pictures and instructions for the actual techniques involved in goldwork and silk embroidery. Beautiful examples of stitching are included which are enough to inspire anybody who ever thought about tackling this exacting medium. There are projects to be followed, or the techniqes are so clearly explained that your own creative ideas couldbe developed. An excellent guide for both goldwork and silk work. Myshelf.com: Goldwork is my own personal favorite form of embroidery, and here is a sumptuous book of projects in glorious color. It also teaches you from scratch how it is done, and is the eighteenth book in the A-Z series that ties in with Inspirations magazine. There are already quite a few books on the market that initiate embroiders into the world of goldwork, so why is this one special? The obvious answer is that it is aimed at somebody who, although they are already an embroiderer with a good working knowledge of the basics, is not a goldworker. Therefore you can expect some full descriptions of all the methods, complete with photographic stages that are easy to follow. Expect, too, the usual list of items you need, which seems to include everything you are likely to want without a lot of expensive extras-surely the sign of a good craft book. At the back are several attractive projects, designed to put you through your paces and provide heirlooms for the future. This is not one of those primers where you waste your new skills with practice pieces that nobody is going to want to keep. Instead these are timeless pieces that would not have looked out of place in past centuries, but which also appeal to modern tastes. If you are familiar with Inspirations magazine, you will know what to expect. A keeper that is destined to become a goldworker's staple I should think.