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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906388032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906388034
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tracy A. Franklin is a freelance specialist traditional embroiderer. She trained and then taught at the Royal School of Needlework for several years. She is the author of New Ideas in Goldwork and contributor to Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques (0713488174). Nicola Jarvis trained as a traditional hand embroiderer and textile restorer at the RSN. She is now a freelance embroidery designer and teacher and also works for British fashion companies designing embroidered accessories. Reference Contemporary Whitework (hb edn) 07134 89642

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jane in Milwaukee TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 26, 2008
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Miss Franklin is an expert in her field. She has expanded and perfected the art of goldwork, taking it to new levels of interest and beauty. Her techniques are not only understandable but also very appealing: you feel like sitting down and beginning a project almost immediately. That is if you can drag yourself away from the well-written text and the gorgeous close-up pictures! I had the honor and pleasure of taking a goldwork course from her in the Victoria and Albert Museum when I fortuitously was in London a couple years ago. She's patient and interesting to speak with and graciously signed my book. She has a website where she sells the rare and expensive threads you need to make these pieces authentic. It's worth it. See also her new book on Whitework. I have hundreds of needlework books and this is among my top 10 favorites. You gotta get it.
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By Daun on June 18, 2014
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Great book. Not traditional book on gold-work. Opens your eyes on more modern uses for this art form.
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