All That Glitters: Projects Featuring the Techniques of Goldwork and Stumpwork

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While the primary focus of All That Glitters is Goldwork, the author's passion for both Goldwork and Stumpwork is evident through the diverse range of projects featured. All That Glitters features sections on Basic Supplies and Requirements, Stitches and Techniques and Projects, ranging from dimensional framed pieces to functional items all with clear, easy to read instructions, illustrations and colour photographs.

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A great book of crafty ideas, with techniques of Goldwork and Stumpwork.

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This lavish book shows the authors passion for both Stumpwork and Goldwork, which would be an inspiration to any stitcher. The first chapter covers all the basic supplies for starting to sew and includes information on frames, hoops, fabrics, padding and metal threads. These are clearly shown with excellent photographs of different varieties of gold thread making it easy to identify the contrasting colours and textures involved. There is even a section with good advice about framing the finished pieces. All the traditional Goldwork techniques are well photographed and lead beautifully into the projects so that the work is easy to understand. An inspiring technical and creative book for beginners and acomplished embroiderers. --Meg-Online

Goldwork continues to be a favourite with stitchers and new books on the subject are always greeted with enthusiasm. All That Glitters does not disappoint, with projects using the technique combined with stumpwork. There are ten beautiful projects to make and silk shading Jacobean work, or nue, ribbon work and free style stitching are incorporated into some of them. Most are larger designs offering the embroiderer a challenge and the opportunity to enjoy spending some time on them. Though not particularly for the inexperienced, there are chapters on getting started and the equipment needed - the introduction to gold threads being particularly useful. Throughout the book there are good instructions and clear photography, to help the embroiderer at every stage. --Classic Stitches. No 86

No embroidery has quite the lush, rich appeal of goldwork, but many embroiderers never attempt it because they think it is too difficult, too expensive and not easy to find out about. There are not many books on the subject around, so another one is always welcome, especially when it is as beautiful as this one. This book covers stump work too, another style of embroidery associated with the more advanced stitcher. Neither is for the beginner to decorative stitchery, but then who said all how-to books have to be for beginners? This one is not, although it is aimed at someone who wants to learn goldwork and covers all you need to know in an easy-to-follow format. Find out what you need (which is not cheap or very easy to obtain) and off you go, getting to know the unfamiliar materials (which are not used for any other type of embroidery) and learning the stitches associated with this unique craft. There are plenty of projects to try, and lots of smaller things to make so you can learn while you work on something you will want to keep. The handsome photographs and simple diagrams really bring this subject to life, reminding me why it will always be my own favorite type of embroidery. One for the keeper shelf. --Rachel Hyde, MyShelf.com

This is a project-based book and whilst the primary focus is Goldwork, the author's passion for both Goldwork and Stumpwork is evident through the diverse range of stunning projects featured. They vary from dimensional framed pieces to functional items all with clear, easy to read instructions, illustrations and colour photographs. There are also sections on basic supplies and requirements including paddings, fabrics and frames whilst stitches and techniques refer to transferring designs, brick stitch couching, overcasting and much more. It is a very impressive book that is written in a clear consise way and is full of practical advice and tips that will appeal to anyone with an interest in these forms of hand embroidery. --Sew Today, June 08

No embroidery has quite the lush, rich appeal of goldwork, but many embroiderers never attempt it because they think it is too difficult, too expensive and not easy to find out about. There are not many books on the subject around, so another one is always welcome, especially when it is as beautiful as this one. This book covers stump work too, another style of embroidery associated with the more advanced stitcher. Neither is for the beginner to decorative stitchery, but then who said all how-to books have to be for beginners? This one is not, although it is aimed at someone who wants to learn goldwork and covers all you need to know in an easy-to-follow format. Find out what you need (which is not cheap or very easy to obtain) and off you go, getting to know the unfamiliar materials (which are not used for any other type of embroidery) and learning the stitches associated with this unique craft. There are plenty of projects to try, and lots of smaller things to make so you can learn while you work on something you will want to keep. The handsome photographs and simple diagrams really bring this subject to life, reminding me why it will always be my own favorite type of embroidery. One for the keeper shelf. --Rachel Hyde, MyShelf.com

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