If you appreciate beautiful things, the pieces of embroidery illustrated in the book are wonderful to see and one can only marvel at and admire the skill and talent that has gone into creating the works. Most pieces are the work of the author, some done when she was but a (very talented) student at the RSN. This is not a book of projects. It is a work which gives a brief history of Goldwork, and then explains the techniques involved, the tools and materials used and the design process. If you love embroidery it certainly will inspire, it is not too basic for someone with some experience of other styles of embroidery nor does it presume a level of knowledge which an almost beginner might not have.
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