Zinaida of Hearty Craft continues to impress me with the precision and refinement of her stitching and the excellence of her photographs. She’s undertaken a bit of goldwork. Go to her blog post to see lots of gorgeous images.…

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LilyStitch stretched and couched pearl purl–a goldwork material–to create the look of bark on her Tree of Hope. The results are appropos and gorgeous. Go to her blog post to see more photos.…

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Wow! Check out this giveaway at Mary Corbet‘s Needle ‘n’ Thread blog. Two readers will win a stash of goldwork threads from Berlin Embroidery Designs. I’m sure you know that these precious-metal threads are pricey. Winning a …

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When you couch metallic threads, you wind up with some stiff little cut ends poking out. What are you supposed to do with that? The answer is simple. Mary Corbet demonstrates. See her Needle ‘n’ Thread post.…

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Here’s a great heads-up from Tricia of Thistle Threads:

The exhibit we have all been waiting for is finally open!…Cunning Needle – Four Centuries of Embroidery opened last Friday, Sept 2nd at Winterthur.  The exhibition will be open

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Christa Evans of LilyStitch runs down some of the threads and stitches used in goldwork. Go to her post.…

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The Kreinik Thread Blog shared a brochure for the meeting of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America this September in Naples, Florida. I intended to take a quick glance and got caught up for at least a half-hour. Dozens of opportunities …

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread shows us how to use a plunging lasso to pull goldwork threads to the back of the work. See her tute.…

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread tutors us step by step in stitching her gorgeous Tudor-style rose medallion, incorporating goldwork. This is your chance to try out some new, rewarding techniques. See the first post.…

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread shows an unusually padded technique for basketweave goldwork. She notes that, if you’re not into goldwork, the technique works equally well with regular embroidery threads. Check out the tute.…

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread explains how to remove couched metal thread from a goldwork piece without damaging the ground fabric. See her post.…

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread introduces us to gilt faconnee, a beautiful metal thread used in goldwork embroidery. See her post.…

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Hannah of enbrouderie gives us a glimpse of traditional embroidery on a grand scale that embodies cultural and reverent expression. Her explanation, photos, and links to additional resources introduce the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia–a cube-shaped building that is the most …

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Kathy of The Unbroken Thread demos a goldwork technique — wrapping pearl purl with silk thread. Check out her tute.…

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(1) Spring Flourish from Carina’s Craftblog
(2) Framed, in Silk & Gold from Needle ‘n’ Thread
(3) Flutter By: 2 from materialistic
(4) Peacock feathers, J. F. Ingalls catalogue 1886, cleaned and shared by SharonB of Pin Tangle
(5) Vintage

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