Tanya Bentham​

Tanya Bentham

United Kingdom

A specialist in Medieval embroidery, Tanya’s designs are inspired by the embroidery techniques and naturally dyed fibres of that era. Tanya says it is the restrictions on the choice of colours she finds inspiring – as working this way ensures that creativity isn’t limited by “agonising over choices of colour” when there are so few colours to choose from.

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Tanya takes us deeper into the fascinating world of medieval embroidery.

Tanya's Past Classes

Originally offered as part of the May 2021 Festival. Now available to stream as an online self-paced course.

This class will involve an intensive look at the techniques of High Medieval embroidery, focusing specifically of facial modelling, hair and underside couching.