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Series: RSN series

RSN: Goldwork


Techniques, projects and pure inspiration by Emi Nimura

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibound with flaps
  • Publication: 01 September 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217039
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 550
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $29.95

Learn the historical art of goldwork in this informative guide from the Royal School of Needlework.

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is recognized internationally as a centre of excellence for embroidery, and Goldwork is the fourth title in a series of books showcasing the RSN’s techniques and contemporary flair. Author Emi Nimura is a Graduate Apprentice and expert teacher with the RSN, and provides the reader with a thorough grounding in goldwork stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and numerous inspiring finished pieces. 

The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of goldwork, the materials and tools that are used, and clear, highly illustrated technical instruction that will allow the reader to achieve the technical expertise that goldwork demands.

In addition, there are numerous examples of Emi's exquisite work throughout the book, together with a varied range of finished works by other embroiderers that showcase the diversity of goldwork design in both a traditional and a contemporary context.

Table of Contents

Introduction to goldwork

The history of goldwork

Goldwork materials


Getting started

Inspiration and design

Order of work

Essential starting techniques


1. Brooches

2. Corsage

3. Acorn embellishment for clutch bag

Additional inspiration pieces





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