This book starts with a historical account of goldwork, moving on to the materials and equipment required, framing up, transferring a design on to fabric and starting and finishing a thread. The main section of the book then covers all of the essential stitches and techniques through clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs coupled with beautiful, close-up photographs showing how the stitches can be used in a finished piece. Techniques include couching, bricking, basket-weave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid. The end section describes how techniques in previous sections are combined to create finished pieces, all beautifully and exquisitely worked by the author. 96 pages.