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I really like the subtitle to this book
"Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration".
To me, that pretty much sums up needlework. Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration but I am getting off track...again.
The back cover calls the author " an exceptionally skilled gold work embroiderer" but there is nothing in this book that does not apply directly to Needlepoint, as well.
The back cover goes on to say "Drawing on traditional method, she creates works that are brilliantly executed, in a style that is both modern and unique. In this book there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work. Providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities".
The book begins at the very beginning. There is advice on fabrics and frames. There is a chapter on threads, instruction on padding, techniques, transferring a design and preparing a motif. Very complete information. The actual stitching is shown in a step-by-step easy to understand and follow way ( I can easily understand what she is doing, so that means it is simple and clear instruction).
The stitching is gorgeous and the projects are unusual. Most of the pictures are in full color. There is a chapter on stitching, in gold, 13 different types of insects, it really is impressive.
Of course, everything in here applies to stitching with any kind oif Metallic Thread, not just gold.
I am impressed with this book.
Goldwork is a large glossy cover paperbound book with 144 pages and an index. Published by Search Press in the UK in 2011.