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Goldwork, Anyone? New Book Coming Out Soon!


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Just a quick note to let you know that there’s a new A-Z Series book coming out: Goldwork with Silk Embroidery. I don’t know a lot about it, but here’s what I do know…

Country Bumpkin Publications produces an excellent line of embroidery books covering all kinds of techniques, and the books are great for beginners and experienced embroiderers alike. Their books feature step-by-step photographs of the stitches and techniques covered, which is wonderful when you’re just learning (well, I think it beats the black and white diagrams, anyway!).

A-Z Series: Goldwork and Silk Embroidery

A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery is due for release in July of this year, and it can be pre-ordered now through Country Bumpkin. I would also guess you could pre-order through retailers here in the US that carry the CB A-Z books (for example, Wooly Thread or Needle in a Haystack). The shipping for Australia to America is pretty pricey!

The Goldwork book promises over 500 step-by-step photos and 10 projects covering 96 techniques of goldwork and silk embroidery. Check out the pre-order information on the A-Z of Goldwork and Silk Embroidery on Country Bumpkin’s website for detailed information.

I’ve been waiting for this book for a while, actually – not that I knew it was coming, because I didn’t! I just figured it was inevitable. I’m sure it’ll be a good, quality book, and when I get my hands on it, I’ll certainly let you know the nitty-gritty details!


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  1. I am eagerly awaiting this book. I love the ‘A-Z’ series books and I have invested heavily in them over the years! 🙂 ‘A-Z of Embroidery Stitches’ is my primary stitch guide. I don’t have volume 2 yet, but I expect I will at some point this year. I saw it in a needlework shop a couple of weeks ago and it looks really good.

    I sure wish they had a flash version on-line of the goldwork book that we could flip through like they do for upcoming ‘Inspirations’ issues.

    Oh, that reminds me, I just got my issue of ‘Inspirations’ (no. 58) this week. It’s really, really good! I think it’s going to cost me a lot of money….sigh. (I was trying so hard to stay away from kits–darn!)

    Here’s a link to the flippy version of the current issue of ‘Inspirations’:


    I don’t think the on-line photos do justice to Trish Burr’s trio of pillows, beautiful as they are. They are absolutely gorgeous in the magazine. Trish Burr is the author of the fabulous thread painting book that Mary recently reviewed.

  2. Hi, Margaret! I’m eagerly awaiting my copy… any day now!

    I thought of you when I wrote this post, you know! I figured you’d definitely have your eye on this book!

    I’m looking forward to seeing Trish’s projects. I’m also looking forward to her new book, which should be coming out soon!

  3. Being an Australian, if there is any way I can help, with getting copies posted to me and then distributing them to America (I don’t know if it’d be cheaper or not) but if it is, I’m happy to help. I guess it’d depend on how much Country Bumpkin put ‘on top’ for postage and packing.

    I think Mary C will be able to give me a character reference.

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