Learn the historical art of goldwork in this informative guide from the Royal School of Needlework.
The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is recognized internationally as a centre of excellence for embroidery, and Goldwork is the fourth title in a series of books showcasing the RSN’s techniques and contemporary flair.
Author Emi Nimura is a Graduate Apprentice and expert teacher with the RSN; she provides the reader with a thorough grounding in goldwork stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and numerous inspiring finished pieces.
The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of goldwork, the materials and tools that are used, and provides clear, highly illustrated instructions that will allow the reader to achieve the technical expertise that goldwork demands.
In addition, there are numerous examples of Emi’s exquisite work throughout the book, together with a varied range of finished works by other embroiderers that showcases the diversity of goldwork design in both a traditional and a contemporary context.
Table of Contents
The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction to goldwork 8
The history of goldwork 10
Materials and tools 14
Inspiration and design 38
Basic techniques 46
Goldwork embroidery techniques 54
Bead embroidery techniques 84
Penguin brooch 92
Autumn Leaf corsage 104
Acorn embellishment 114
Further inspiration 128