Opus Anglicanum Embroidery: The Ancient Techniques Workshops


Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret Street, W1W 8TE


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Learn the stitch techniques used throughout the embroideries of the middle ages in this exclusive one day workshop to accompany the V&A’s latest exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery.
Students will learn how to identify Underside Couching, explore it’s uses and advantages before learning the technique from our embroidery expert. Students will also learn about the essential Split Stitch which offered medieval embroiderers vital stability, volume and stealth. Each class is taught in Hand & Lock’s central London embroidery atelier where these ancient techniques are still employed on contemporary projects.