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Type: Event

Location: Ashmolean Museum

Entry: Paid Entry

Event Date: 05/02/2022

End Date: 09/04/2022

Sat 5 Feb, 5 Mar, & 9 Apr 10.30am–4pm Online Short Course 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 3 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 3 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. Online Workshop Dates 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). BOOKING 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.

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