Green Men and Wild Women – Medieval Embroidery (three-day) Course

Tanya Bentham
Event date
28 Jan 2024 to 19 May 2024
Event time
10:30 - 16:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
£260 for the three days. Concessions are £245
Disabled access?
Booking required

Practical course of three full-day sessions on Sundays in January, March and May 2024 with Tanya Bentham, embroiderer and author

Sunday 28 January, Sunday 10 March & Sunday 19 May 2024 (10.30am-4pm)

Medieval art, especially the embroidered art of laid and couched work (Bayeux stitch) and the fine needlework of Opus Anglicanum (English work) have at their heart a rhythmic use of colour. This simple and elegant economy of colour and line brings life to the images recreated.

Over the three days of this practical course, you'll learn about the techniques used in this fine medieval embroidery art form and get the chance to reproduce images of The Green Man and traditional medieval wild women.

You will also explore the medieval relationship with the natural world and the mythical creatures and figures who inhabited it through the stitches that bind the civilised and the strange.

The sessions are suitable for all skill levels. All materials provided.

The course sessions will take place onsite at the Ashmolean Museum in the Learning Studio.

Booking is essential and tickets are £260 for the three days. Concessions are £245.