Opus Anglicanum: Medieval Embroidery

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Opus Anglicanum: Medieval Embroidery

I was recently in Williamsburg taking a little break from the Ecclesiastical Sewing Studios. I was enjoying taking some hand embroidery classes. The instructor and I talked about many things, including one of my favorite topics –  historical embroidery and the restoration work that is done at Hampton Court Palace. One of the topics on historical embroidery that we discussed was Opus Anglicanum: Medieval Embroidery.

Opus Anglicanum Medieval Embroidery

A few years ago, the Victoria and Albert Museum had a major exhibit on Opus Anglicanum Embroidery, and sadly, I missed the event. I had to settle for a lovely book on the topic that is a true gem. And I hope to share a few highlights from the book in a future post.

For those interested in learning more about historical church embroidery known as Opus Anglicanum, you might find these videos very enjoyable.

Soli Deo Gloria

Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

Opus Anglicanum: Victoria and Albert Style

Opus Anglicanum Resources