Goldwork is a form of embroidery using metal threads and wires. A gold colour is most widely used, but silver and copper can also be worked and, these days, a wide variety of coloured wires and metallic threads are also available. Goldwork was traditionally used for ecclesiastical items and vestments and military uniforms as well as royal clothing. I have made burse and veil sets for my local churches, also use the technique for framed embroideries, items of jewellery and the lids of trinket boxes.
I embroider larger pieces for framed pictures as well as smaller ones to make pieces of jewellery or trinket box lids, and I take inspiration from a variety of sources: