Discover expert goldwork embroidery techniques with Royal School of Needlework instructor Lucy Barter as your guide. No matter your experience with metal threads, Lucy will give you step-by-step instruction, from building a raised foundation to adding elegant detail. Begin by learning simple tricks for securing felt padding to your fabric and stitching with the included design template. Then, discover first-rate couching techniques to fasten threads in a single row or adjacent rows using the brick stitch. Move on to more essential goldwork techniques including working with pearl purl, chipwork, cutwork and spangles. Finally, see how to create an exquisite basket weave stitch to beautifully complete the included design.