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Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · ONLINE 3-16 MAY 2021

Booking Closed

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 Online Classes

Available to stream 3rd May 2021 onwards

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

This class will be pre-recorded. There will be a live Zoom support session with the tutor during the festival. Full details of course content will be available soon.

Tanya’s online sessions will become available for streaming from 3rd May onwards. You will then have up to one year to access the videos.

15 places available. Final image coming soon.

Practical information

Level: Advanced

Class Price: £110
Kit Price: £72

Kit Includes:
Canvas, handout, needle, flat silk thread, linen thread, metal thread

Techniques: 
Opus Anglicanum

Equipment required:
30 cm² slate frame (12 in²), embroidery scissors for metal and silk thread

Design size: 
10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)

Fabric size:
20 x 20 cm (7¾ x 7¾ in)