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I am really impressed by all these new and very useful Beginner's Books. Some of these techniques can be overwhelming if you are new to them.
Recently there has been a new Beginner's Silk Ribbon stitching book A Beginner's DVD on Silk Ribbon work by Helen Gibb, , a Beginner's Guide to Beading by Ann Cox, Needlepoint Secrets by June McKnight & Needlepoint: a Foundation Course by Sandra Hardy. These are just a few of the influx of Beginner's Books, some of the ones I have in stock here at NewNeedlepoint.com
I have a brand new book to add to the list.
Beginner's Guide to Goldwork by Ruth Chamberlin.
To quote from the back cover
"The beauty of gold work lies in the way the light is reflected when gold threads are worked into a design. Ruth Chamberlin's work is truly inspirational, and in this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step guide, she shows how to produce exquisite designs using both embroidery & gold work techniques."
Now, I am not one to throw around words like exquisite but here I must agree. The pictures of the stitched designs are spectacular. Even the photographs showing how to are wonderful.
Beginner's Guide to Goldwork is indeed step-by-step with clear instructions and full color photographs of each step.
The book begins with a short history of Goldwork, then materials needed, techniques & stitches, and so on.
Every stitch & technique shown here is easily adaptable to Needlepoint.
I like this, Search Press calls this book "A Practical Embroidery Book From Search Press". It must be a new series and I am glad to know it.
First published in the UK by Search Press in 2006. There have been re-prints in 2007,2008, 2009 & 2011. This is a glossy cover paperbound book with 80 pages. All the pages inside are glossy hard stock paper, which shows the pictures wonderfully.