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Win Golden Hinde's "Glorious Goldwork" Book!

Win Golden Hinde's "Glorious Goldwork" Book!

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 Competition

We have one copy of Sarah Rakeshaw and Susan Hinde's Glorious Goldwork to giveaway. To enter the competition, just comment below or on today's post on our Facebook page about your experience with Goldwork. All comments qualify so there's no right answer, just tell us how you feel about Goldwork!

The winner will be announced tomorrow. Two runners up will be send a copy of A Collection of Crewel Work by Phillipa Turnbull. 


Glorious Goldwork by Sarah Rakeshaw & Susan Hinde

Glorious Goldwork by Sarah Rakeshaw & Susan Hinde


Anne Cleave

I’m a bit of a ‘wren’ fanatic so recently decided to try my hand at a goldwork wren of my own design – I was not a happy bunny (or even wren!). I had followed all the instructions in my goldwork book (sadly not Sarah and Susan’s) regarding stitching plan, thread plan and base fabric. Anyway, after two months, it’s still on the frame and I’ve not done anymore – I got the threads wrong, the stitches wrong and the only bit that was right was the gold kid for the wing. There are three very important elements to remember with a wren design: its very fine pointed beak, the white eye stripe and it’s jaunty upturned tail. I will have another go when I get over my own disappointment (and I’ve gathered the materials together again).

Beverly Clement

I love goldwork and this book looks fantastic! The designs are beautiful and the hints are so helpful.


I can do most forms of embroidery but have only made one goldwork piece. My son is a goldsmith and I would like to improve my goldwork skills so that I can create something for him that he can display in his workshop and perhaps think of me.

Christina McClernan

I have not done any goldwork, but I do plan to try some in 2019.

Elaine Scoble

I love the richness and sparkle of goldwork – I would love to do a large ecclesiastical cloth. One day! I have done a small grasshopper in Or Nue – he was fun. There is so much to learn. And enjoy.

Agne (Zemugne)

I am only at the very beginning of my friendship with goldwork. As all other techniques, it takes time to learn, how to get a good result. But one day I’ll learn :)

Dianne Mollet

I loved using gold threads in an Elizabethan Sampler I stitched and I have used gold threads in kits I have purchased. I would love to have this book so that I could learn more about all the threads available and which threads to use for a certain purpose. Some threads to stitch with and others to couch down on the fabric. I would love to learn more.

Laurel Lanner

I love gold work and I have bought a kit to get started but it scares me and I keep putting it off because I don’t want to waste expensive, hard to get ingredients by making a mess of things. This book looks confidence boosting!

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