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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibound with flaps
  • Publication: 01 July 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217039
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 550
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £17.99
  • Series: RSN series

RSN: Goldwork


Techniques, projects and pure inspiration by Emi Nimura

Book Description

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; she 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 instructions 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 showcases the diversity of goldwork design in both a traditional and a contemporary context.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework
Introduction to goldwork
The history of goldwork
Materials and tools
Preparing your frame
Inspiration and design
Essential techniques

Acorn embellishment
Additional inspiration pieces

About the Author

About Emi Nimura

After graduating from the International Christian University and Otsuka Textile Design College in Japan, Emi worked as a professional beaded jewellery artist and contributed towards a number of beadwork and bead embroidery books.

Graduating from the RSN Apprenticeship with distinction, she was awarded the Charrington Broderer’s Prize for top apprentice; the Hilda Watson Prize for Silk Shading and the Gold & Silver Wyre Drawer’s Prize for Coronation Goldwork.

From April 2010, Emi has been the RSN’s coordinator in Japan and teaches the Certificate & Diploma Courses in Tokyo and Osaka. Emi has organised two exhibitions of RSN work at the Kitagawa Gallery in Tokyo and she considers that her lifework is to introduce the world of English traditional embroidery to Japanese people and to contribute to a cultural exchange between the UK and Japan.

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