Glorious is the only word to describe Hazel Everett's dazzling goldwork. Using traditional methods, she creates sumptuous effects, and jewel-coloured metal threads add yet another dimension to her stunning work. Every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams, bringing the necessary skills within the scope of beginners and experienced embroiderers alike. A collection of beautiful projects allows the embroiderer to put the techniques into practice and develop their own skills. Have a go, and you'll soon be producing gorgeous goldwork of your own.-Embroiderers' Guild --Embroiders Guild
About the Author
Hazel Everett first became interested in embroidery whilst still at school, and her teacher suggested she might pursue a career in embroidery. Hazel went on to be an Apprentice at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), and although she enjoyed learning about many different types of embroidery, she became most fascinated by goldwork. As an Apprentice she had the honour of embroidering a commission for the RSN workroom - a new pulpit fall in real, 18-carat Japanese gold thread. As her career developed, fate played a part and she was offered a number of commissions involving goldwork, including a mitre for Cardinal Hume. Since then Hazel has taught Goldwork Embroidery all over the UK and has worked on numerous commissions, including ecclesiastical work, embroidering items for leading fashion designers and assisting with the reconstruction of the Coronation Robe of King George VI that was exhibited at Kensington Palace, London. Hazel's work has been exhibited throughout the UK, and she now lives and works in Surrey.