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New Ideas in Goldwork by Tracy A. Franklin

New Ideas in Goldwork (2002)

by Tracy A. Franklin

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Big eye candy factor! Projects are for advanced goldworkers but I loved the book anyway. The author stretches the imagination with her project ideas. ( )
  Violette62 | Feb 4, 2012 |
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It's the best of the classic and contemporary styles, and a beautiful exploration of a lovely, shimmering needlework technique. Embroiderers will find endless inspiration in the many innovative ways teacher and expert Tracy Franklin combines gold with other metal-threadwork. Dip into reference ideas taken from notebooks, cuttings and new and old embroideries. Lavish color photographs and dozens of line diagrams help teach the basics, from design to simple padding of gold and metal threads. Master two basic techniques of laid work and cut purl work: these form the fundamentals for doing a design correctly. Follow the illustrations and instructions on different stitch types, including how to apply gold and metal threads in inventively intricate ways. The incredible color, detail, and good design are absolutely exciting!

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"Ryder is a highly versatile artist who makes wire and bronze sculptures, installations, wire drawings, collages and prints. Her lively, often humorous insights into human and animal relations have brought her international acclaim. Larger than life, her minotaurs, lady-hares and dogmen are the stuff of daydreams and yet they retain a great sense of humanity expressed through movement, gesture and physical contact." "Jonathan Benington examines the inspiration behind the work, its unusual techniques, and its public reception. First-hand insights into studio practice, interspersed with interview material and personal observations, make for a revealing account of the artist and her art.". "The extensive series of photographs of work in progress, taken by the artist's husband Harry Scott, shares a similar insider's perspective. The result is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes of one of our most successful artists which will appeal to art lovers and students alike."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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