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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd; 1st Edition edition (9 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844486265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844486267
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.


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This is the best book of goldwork I have ever seen. The projects are beautiful and clearly explained, and there is so much inspiration in there. The author uses classic techniques but also innovates with colour, new materials and working in 3 dimensions. Even my husband (who doesn't sew at all) was mighty impressed. Apart from anything else, the book is a beautiful object- the photography is excellent and it is well laid out. It's good to pick up and enjoy at odd moments as well as using it for instruction. The day after I got the book from amazon, I went to the knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace, where I could see the book getting snapped up everywhere, clearly my fellow enthusiasts agree with my opinion! Right at the end of the show, I actually found hazel herself, saw her work first hand and spoke to her, which was really lovely. I found out she runs goldwork courses down the road from me, which was an unexpected bonus!
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This is an amazingly high quality book with excellent diagrams, superb photographs and very informative text. It is also extremely comprehensive on what it covers in goldwork. I've done some goldwork embroidery however this goes much further and certainly beyond any other book I've read on the subject. The details on all the different metals and their uses makes this so useful as a reference book.
I've done some courses with Hazel and her work is exquisite and the photography is so good that the details of what the finished designs or techniques look like is very helpful when trying to follow the techniques. Hazel has written a fabulous book.

Search Press publish many excellent embroidery books that I own but this is their best that I've ever seen with stunning photos and presentation adding to overall delight in reading this book.
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Congratulations to Hazel Everett for this wonderful book. The instructions provided are excellent and easy to follow with addition of precise drawings. Anyone wishing to take up this wonderful technique will use this book as an absolute bible for the beginner or the more experienced. Well done.Goldwork: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration
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This book is absolutely fantastic. You wont need another Goldwork book if you buy this one. It covers not only the types of gold thread but also the techniques. It is extremely comprehensive. The projects at the end of the book are stunning.
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By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2011
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The introduction of this fabulous book includes history, equipment, transfers, designing and more. The materials and techniques sections are very detailed and well illustrated. The projects include outlines of flowers and bugs with more detailed examples of a fritillary and a butterfly as well as instructions for a seahorse and dragon. The Cornucopia project will test your skill with different techniques. The hanging decorations are my favourite project and would highlight any Christmas tree, some of the designs can also be used as pincushions or for box lids. The two needlebook projects are also a favourite. This is a wonderful book that gives very thorough techniques and instructions for many projects. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in goldwork. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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This is a clearly written book which has good pictures to help you set up your frame and transfer your design, shows you the best order to work elements of the design and how to use the various threads. I would have liked to see the inclusion of a suppliers list for the uninitiated and the design for the Coronation Sampler, particularly as this would have made a great Jubilee project. But an easy to follow book, which has taught me new things even though I have been goldworking for over 15 years!
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I have a library of books on Goldowrk and this is far an away the best. Excellent short but precise history, superb description of the threads, wires etc and their uses plus, missing in so many other books, excellent projects with superb phography and instrucitons allowing many to be able to complete these fabulous designs. Thank you Hazel for filling the gap in the market by creating a book that gives everything one could need.
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This is an amazing book. I am a relative beginner to goldwork and this book provides all the information I've been searching for. It explains all the different types of threads and techniques used in goldwork, so is an excellent reference tool. If you only buy one goldwork book, make it this one.
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