Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Beginner's Guide to Goldwork Paperback – September 1, 2006
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
What to do?
Previously, I had seen "Beginner's Guide to Goldwork" on another web site and figured I'd check it out.
This book is a real gem (and a life saver). It answered many of my questions and demonstrated not only goldwork, but how it was used with other embroidery techniques to create real works of art. It is a short book, but no space is wasted.
The book's style is very conversational and easy to understand. Some texts for beginners assume a lot about a person's knowledge about a given subject, not so in this book. Everything is explained clearly to help beginner's build their embroidery and goldwork lexicon. It is filled with lavish illustrations and detailed photos of Mrs. Chamberlin's sampler to help readers visualize the techniques employed. She explains patterns, tools, and how to layout your design on the fabric so that your design is in the center and doesn't run off the edge.
I think that if you own one book on the topic of goldwork, this should be your first choice. It is a beautiful little book and I feel that anyone reading it will be able to produce a goldwork piece after reading it.
Search Press Needlecrafts books are excellent. This is an English publisher who seeks out true experts in each field and provides not just beautifully illustrated and detailed work manuals but books of art. I have a number of Search Press books and I recommend them highly (see the inside back cover for more titles):
Beginner's Guide to Blackwork
Traditional Blackwork Samplers (Needlecrafts Series)
Beginner's Guide to Hardanger
Sorry; as of June 2013, Amazon removed customer images from the product pages.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Beginner's Guide to Goldwork is a work of art. Just picking up the book and seeing the detail in the cover design is exciting. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jane in Milwaukee
Brilliant book on goldwork. If you need a comprehensive guide to help you begin your own projects, this is the book for you.Published 12 months ago by Bressumer
I was not impressed by this book. It had some pictures in it but not a lot of information or instructions on how to actually create goldwork.Published 21 months ago by M. Bast
This is a great book for those of us "beginners" at goldwork. The instructions are clear and precise. Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by Cinnia
I love this book and am excited to get started. Easy step by step on each design. Very helpful on how to prep your fabric so it will last for years. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Daun
This book is filled with amazing embroidery in gold. The metal threads also come in silver and copper. The instructions are perfect! Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Carol A. Dagg
wonderfull illistrated book for beginner goldworkers or advanced gold needle people. beautifully done with easy to understand history and stitches. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Sharon Christa
This book provides many examples and styles with full color photos. I did not feel intimidated by the book, and found it easy to understand and work with. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by K. Porter