Goldwork Embroidery Techniques & Projects, Lizzy Pye, The Crowood Press, 22 January 2020

I am very proud of this book and I hope you will find it an enjoyable and helpful read.

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.

With this book I aim to guide you through the incredible versatility and beauty of goldwork embroidery.  It will be useful for novices and experienced embroiderers alike and contains helpful information such as how to estimate how much gold to buy and how to set up for a project.

You can buy Goldwork Embroidery Techniques and Projects here


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.