Medieval Embroidery Workshop

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 16:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
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Courses and workshops
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Medieval Embroidery Workshop
Marking the Medieval Stitch
With embroidery expert Tanya Bentham

One-day Practical Session
Sat 29 Jun 2024 (10.30am-4pm)

Part of our Making a Mark season.

Flinders Petrie, the famous British Egyptologist and archaeologist, catalogued the marks that people made throughout history. He was fascinated by the florals and geometric patterns repeated in just about every civilisation. The same obsession with pattern is found in the history of needlework.

Join us to learn German brick stitch, a type of counted-thread embroidery that is done by counting the fabric threads. This counted stitch method flourished in northern Europe from the late 13th to 15th centuries.

With our expert's help, you'll produce a medieval embroidery combining several designs of your own choice, using authentic materials and designs. You'll be taking inspiration from medieval manuscripts and book illustrations, as well as stitched examples.

Tickets are £125 for the workshop.