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A-Z of Goldwork and Silk Embroidery (Knitting) Spiral-bound – 31 Jul 2008

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  • Spiral-bound: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Country Bumpkin Publications (31 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977547647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977547647
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 2.1 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 648,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Keri-lynn Kendall on 10 Jan. 2010
I've been buying embroidery books lately, but have had trouble finding some the more unusual kinds of embroidery. I found this one on Goldwork and am delighted with it. It was exactly what I was hoping for, a book with excellent illustrations and understandable instructions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Inverdon on 13 Jan. 2010
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As and embroidereder and collector of needlework,and books on the techniques and history of needlework, I was amazed at the exceptional quality of this book...fabulous phorographs, clear and precise instructions. The illustrations are wonderful, the next best thing to having the items in your hands.

I liked the fact that it is spiral bound, so if you are tempted to actually pick up a needle and sew, you will be able to use this book to it's full advantage. The heavy quality of the paper also aids in this.

This book is the best one I have seen on goldwork, and another star in the galaxy of A to Z Manuals. Fantastic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 Mar. 2011
This book includes a brief history of goldwork, information on materials and threads and an A-Z of all the stitches and everything you need to know. Being spiral-bound it lies flat whilst you work, which is always advantage. It shows all the techniques in detailed photos and the instructions are clear. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By acer on 2 Sept. 2010
Not only an inspiration for those with an interest in this needlework form, but is one of those books that does not get put away as it is good just to browse.The spiral binding makes page turning and marking easy with no damage to the pages. Beautifully printed.
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