Learn goldwork basics

If you’d like to dip your toe into goldwork embroidery without a huge investment of time or money, Arlene White has the perfect online class for you. Your experiments with basic goldwork techniques will yield this gorgeous poinsettia keepsake box. … Read More ...

A sparkling pin-up

Charlotte Bailey of Hanging by a Thread created this piece, inspired by pin-up girl artwork on World War II military planes, entirely in or nue. That is, she couched rows of silver passing thread with a single strand of cotton … Read More ...

Embroidered elegance

Mary Corbet‘s silk and goldwork embroidered medallion is finished. And–as we all expected–it is spectacular. She says the completed work will now be appliqued to the back of a chasuble, which she will demo for us later. For now, … Read More ...

Teaching by example

Meri of Agulhas da Meri shares a slideshow examining a gorgeous sampler designed and stitched by embroidery teacher Maria do Céu Freitas. I spot a variety of cutwork and whitework techniques. Meri points out that it includes “more complex … Read More ...

I need a mellor

I want to have every cool embroidery tool there is. I know–I do the same old stitching all the time. But the tools make me think I can branch out any time I want, and they’re so pretty! Today I’m … Read More ...

Or nue tattoo

Wow. Really. Wow. Look closely at that pendant. The stitched image is worked entirely in couched goldwork. The maker, Charlotte Bailey of Hanging by a Thread, says,

Simple, really: work an oval of couching, chop it up (!) and mount

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