Goldwork is the art of embroidery with metal threads, and has been prized by religious orders and royal households throughout history for its opulence and intricate stitchery. Those who love traditional embroidery can now learn the essential techniques and create their own exquisite embroideries with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide.
Through careful and detailed instruction, Ruth Chamberlin teaches you how to stitch beautiful goldwork motifs, which together form an impressive sampler to show off their work. Covering a range of designs, stitches and techniques, with templates throughout and examples of the author's inspiring work, this book provides a firm basis on which to build future projects and continue on your goldwork journey.
This popular and enduring book by Ruth Chamberlin now returns as a Search Press Classic, with the addition of a foreword by the illustrious embroiderer and world-renowned blogger Mary Corbet (www.needlenthread.com).
Ruth Chamberlin studied drawing and dress at Croydon Art School before moving on to the School of Embroidery, London, where she studied ecclesiastical embroidery. After leaving the school Ruth worked at the Warham Guild in London where she embroidered a cope and mitre for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Ruth has taught in adult education for over thirty years, and now works on her own commissions. She lives in Rutland, UK.