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Tracy A. Franklin is described as a "freelance traditional embroiderer". She trained at the Royal School of Needlework and continued to work there as a teacher, now she is a "freelance teacher".
She is also the author of Contemporary Whitework, which is an excellent book which I have available in my used/rare book section. Tracy Franklin is also a contributor to The Royal School Of Needlework Embroidery Techniques book, which is also listed here in my RSN Book category.
Although this book specifies embroidery, some of the techniques and ideas here are perfect for Needlepoint and some are enough to make you take up embroidery.
To quote (and paraphrase) from the back cover
"New Ideas in Goldwork is a beautiful exploration of the potential of this needlework technique, combining it with Metal Thread work in experimental ways."
"Use different techniques in a non-traditional way while still appreciating the basic skills."
"Modern materials and devices to help you experiment further".
"Illustrated, beautiful photography, clear diagrams plus step-by-step text."
Ok, enough of this, I want to look inside this book.
WOW! Amazing book, This is not a beginners book but anyone with intermediate stitching skills would be able to work these designs & ideas.
This is beautiful work. Gorgeous, masterful gold work stitching, laid work and so much more. I don't usually gush but I am over this book.
The first chapter is Tools & Equipment. The second is Threads and Materials. Then Basic Gold Samples. Chapter 4 is Creative Metal Work Samples, 5 is Working a Creative Metalwork Design. Chapter 6 is Creative3 Gold & Metalwork (you have to see this).
Followed by Further Reading, a list of suppliers and an Index.
New Ideas In Goldwork is a glossy cover paperbound book. Published by Batsford (of course) in 2002 in the UK. It has 128 Pages.