Goldwork Masterclass Book




My new book – The Goldwork Masterclass – available now!!!!

Goldwork Masterclass is a 200 page soft cover publication showcasing Goldwork embroidery which started out as a two year face to face Masterclass for The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria (Australia).

This book has been written for all who love the joys of Goldwork. The opulence of metal thread embroidery has been associated with royalty, church and military regalia for centuries and now is readily available for all embroiderers to enjoy. 

Each chapter of this book looks at a different aspect of Goldwork – from traditional to contemporary.  Starting with a little of its rich history and the materials and paddings beneath, through to the glittering threads and techniques for their application – this book takes Goldwork apart to give you the inspiration to create your own beautiful metal thread embroidery.

Postage – the book is quite heavy – it weighs nearly 1kg – so the postage is as below:

$15.00 postage per book within Australia
$25.00 postage per book airmail New Zealand
$35.00 postage per book airmail USA/Canada
$37.00 postage per book UK/France/Germany/Italy
$47.00 postage per book airmail Rest of World

The above prices are charged at cost of postage and packaging and do not include tracking. If you would like tracking, please advise, as it is approximately $9.00 more expensive.

If your local embroidery group order a number of books together in a single shipment, the postage works out cheaper per copy.

The book is being distributed in the UK by Golden Hinde and in the USA by Access Commodities.


The Goldwork Masterclass has received a Bronze Medal at the 2020 Independent Publisher Awards in New York !

‘Alison, I received my copy of your new book today.  I wanted to congratulate you on a beautiful book, it contains some great information and is very easy to follow.  Well done, it’s one of your best!!!’ – Bernadette

‘Hello Alison, Book received today.   A gorgeous publication with lots of lovely things in it.   Thank you.’ – Sue

‘Just letting you know your gorgeous Goldwork Masterclass book arrived this morning. It is truly beautiful! I can’t wait to get stuck into exploring it.’ – Kerry

Additional information


Gilt Kit, 2% Gold Kit