Coming Soon - Goldwork Techniques & Projects, The Crowood Press, 2019!
This title covers all things metal thread - with step-by-step photos to guide you through the materials and equipment needed, design, getting started and lots of stitches, plus six projects.
RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Whitework, Lizzy Lansberry, Search Press, 2012
I was delighted to be asked to write the Essential Stitch Guide to Whitework for the Royal School of Needlework, soon after graduating from their Apprenticeship.
Whitework is a truly beautiful technique, or rather a collection of techniques. It has a delicacy unrivalled by other types of embroidery, and yet is surprisingly versatile.
In the book I cover the main types of whitework with step-by-step photo guides: surface embroidery, pulled thread work, drawn thread work, counted satin stitch, cutwork, eyelets and net embroidery (also known as net darning or needlerun lace). I look a little at the history of whitework including showcasing some beautiful antique textiles, and explain how to clean new or antique pieces.
I no longer sell copies of this book myself, but you can get it in all the usual places, including direct from Search Press.