my thoughts on all sorts of creative things

Gold work

I bought these two pictures of gold work in a charity shop in my area. I think they were made by the same person – one as a sample and one as a dragonfly.

In the past gold work was called ecclesiastical embroidery. Embroidery in gold is perhaps one of the oldest kinds worked in England. There are records of its being taught in the tenth century when it was much used for Church vestments.

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