Learn the historical art of goldwork in this informative guide from the Royal School of Needlework.The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is recognized internationally as a centre of excellence for embroidery, and Goldwork is the fourth title in a series of books showcasing the RSN's techniques and contemporary flair. Author Emi Nimura is a Graduate Apprentice and expert teacher with the RSN, and provides the reader with a thorough grounding in goldwork stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and numerous inspiring finished pieces. The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of goldwork, the materials and tools that are used, and clear, highly illustrated technical instruction that will allow the reader to achieve the technical expertise that goldwork demands. In addition, there are numerous examples of Emi's exquisite work throughout the book, together with a varied range of finished works by other embroiderers that showcase the diversity of goldwork design in both a traditional and a contemporary context.