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Nov 16, 2021
| ISBN 9781800920170
Nov 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781800920170
A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework’s essential guide to goldwork, giving you all you need to create beautiful stitched work with metal thread.The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years but is constantly taking embroidery forward in new and innovative ways. Written by Helen McCook, RSN Graduate Apprentice, Tutor and renowned embroiderer, this book begins with: • A historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required • Framing up, how to transfer a design on to fabric, and how to start and finish a thread. • The main section of the book then covers all the essential stitches and techniques through clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs, coupled with beautiful, close-up photographs showing how then can be used in a finished piece. • All the key traditional techniques are included: couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate, and kid. • The book ends with beautiful and exquisitely worked examples of how the techniques can be combined in finished pieces. Part of the RSN Essential Guides series.
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