Online Historical Embroidery – Opus Anglicanum

With Tanya Bentham, Historical Embroidery Specialist and Author
Event date
5 Feb 2022 to 9 Apr 2022
Event time
10:30 - 16:00
Ashmolean Museum - Online via Zoom
Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Booking is essential and tickets are £195 full (£185 concession)
Disabled access?
Booking required

Saturdays 5 February, 5 March, and 9 April (10.30am–4pm)

Virtual Event – Join us online
With Tanya Bentham, historical embroidery specialist and author

Opus Anglicanum was the fine art of the Middle Ages.

In this series of three online workshops, Tanya Bentham, Author of Opus Anglicanum, a Practical Guide, will teach the authentic techniques of underside couching and split stitch to recreate the Dragon Queen, an adaptation of a 13th century image of St Margaret.

The workshop is suitable for all skill levels from competent beginner.

The course is made up of three online workshops where you will be able to watch live stitch demos with Tanya, enjoy a question and answer session, and have time for advice and troubleshooting. You will be able to stay as long as you need, and leave when you want to. Sessions will be recorded, so that you can view them again afterwards.

Items included in the ticket price, which will be sent to you in advance, are as follows:

  • Canvas, marked with the design
  • Silk, linen, and gold thread
  • Needles
  • Three instructional films which you can access at any time
  • You will need to provide your own frame – we will send an advice video about this.

An embroidered red and yellow dragon
Sessions will run 10–4pm.

10.30am–12pm Demo and teaching by Tanya
12–1pm Break
1–2pm Questions and Answers
2–3pm Demo by Tanya
3–4pm Discussion/Questions/Advice

There will be an additional ‘troubleshooting’ day on 7 May 2022 (times to be confirmed soon).

The event will take place online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.

Booking is essential and tickets are £195 full (£185 concession).

The closing date for registration is 20 January and kits will be sent out after this date. If you would like to give this as a Christmas present, kits can be sent early on request. Please e-mail Jude Barrett for more information about gifting this workshop.